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U.S. Border Patrol warns residents of phone scams

WASHINGTON (KYMA, KECY) - U.S. Border Patrol warns residents of phone scammers demanding money from you over the phone.

Border Patrol agents said a new scam targets victims with a pre-recorded message stating a box of drugs and money is on its way to your house with your name on it. They then instruct the victims to press #1 to speak to an agent. The victim's banking information is then requested.

Agents said residents should not provide callers with any personal information. In addition, the Border Patrol would like to remind the community it does not solicit money over the phone.

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