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November 25, 2020

11/19/2020 11:29:00 AM
SCAM ALERT: Windom man receives Facebook message stating he won a pickup

Scams that hit the Windom area come in all shapes and sizes--and through all sorts of avenues--even Facebook.

Not long ago, a Windom man received a Facebook message congratulating him for winning a lottery and a pickup. The man was told to purchase $600 worth of various Amazon and iTunes cards and submit photos of the cards to help cover costs related to delivering his prizes.

In the end, the man never received any lottery winnings, or a new pickup--and he was out $600.

If you have been the target of a scam, your first contact should be the local authorities. Also, feel free to contact us with details (we can keep your name confidential, if you wish).

Send your story to: rahnl@windomnews.com, or call 507-831-3455. Stories will appear in the Cottonwood County Citizen and in our Thursday noon website report. By sharing your story, you could prevent someone from being scammed.

Watch www.windomnews.com for regular weekday updates at 8 a.m./noon/5 p.m., plus BREAKING stories at other times. Follow CoCoCitizen @CitPub on Twitter.


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