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Washington County authorities warn of phone scam

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Authorities are warning area citizens of a telephone scam.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said residents have been receiving phone calls from “Police Protection -727-754-7969.” It’s a scam involving someone asking for donations to the “Police Protective Fund” and seeking credit card numbers and money. In at least one instance, a resident received a letter with the same premise.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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