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Billings Police Department issues fraud alert

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

The Billings Police Department would like to bring to the attention of the community a scam occurring over the phone.

The scam often targets the elderly and disabled. A suspect will call and act like a grandchild claiming they have been arrested and need bail money sent to them.

The suspects will use actual family names. (This information is usually easy to find online.) They then request cash to be placed in an unmarked envelope.

An address will be provided with a specific time-frame for delivery of the money.

The address is usually a vacant property and the suspect will wait in the area for delivery and then vanish.

If you receive a call like this please don’t send money.

- Call Police Dispatch at 657-8200 to make an informational report.

If you have fallen victim to this scam and have not yet reported it, please call police dispatch 657-8200 to make a report.

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