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New scams surface in area

Montana law enforcement agencies are warning Montanans to be careful about calls from people claiming to be Montana law enforcement.

Havre Police Chief Kirk Fitch and the Montana Highway Patrol have sent out warnings this week to raise awareness of a new scam that appears to be duping victims across the state.

An email from Fitch warns of "a new twist to the 'grandson' or 'relative' scam, " where a caller claims to be a friend or relative in a desperate situation, who needs financial help quick.

"A sense of urgency to help their friend/contact may cause the recipient to fail to validate the cl...


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