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Sunday, October 17, 2021

SCAM ALERT: Area woman caught in vehicle warranty scam

A Windom resident recently contacted the Windom Police Department about a vehicle warranty issue.

The resident’s mother had received a letter regarding her vehicle warranty. According to the report, the victim called the number listed on the letter and provided, over the phone a debit card number that the scammer said was needed in order to extend her warranty coverage.

While investigating the incident, an officer looked into the phone number that the woman had called and learned it had been flagged as a scam. During the process, the woman had reportedly paid $190 at that point.

One common way to check on a possible scam situation is to either Google the caller’s phone number, or submit it to the Better Business Bureau. Often, these numbers are flagged as scams.

Send your scam story to: rahnl@windomnews.com, or call 507-831-3455. Stories will appear in an upcoming edition and in a Thursday website report. By sharing your story, you may prevent others from being scammed.

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