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Police Are Warning Missoula Residents Of A Scam In The Area

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The Missoula Police Department is warning residents about a scam being attempted in the Missoula Area. They said on Monday a man called a Missoula Resident, claiming to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Information was given to the woman about an award from Publisher's Clearing House. The man told her that $1200 was needed to cover the cost of insuring the award. The woman was also told that a local law enforcement representative would contact her to get her contact information, and to verify the process.

The woman reported that she was then contacted by a person who identified himself by name, and claimed to be a Lieutenant with the Missoula Police Department. The man used an actual MPD Lieutenant's identity and informed the woman that the information she had previously been provided was true. It was later confirmed by MPD Personnel that no representative from the police department was involved in this incident, and it was determined to be a scam attempt.

The Missoula Police Department recommends never providing personal information over the phone, if the receiving party's identity is unknown to you. If you feel you have been targeted for a scam or fraud, contact your local law enforcement agency.

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