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Clarksburg Police Warn Residents About Scam

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Clarksburg Police want area residents to be aware of a scam that seems to be targeting people on the East Coast.

People are receiving phone calls from a 514 exchange, which is listed as Quebec, Canada.  The caller pretends to be from the Culver City, California Police Department and asks elderly people for money to bail their relatives out of jail in Culver City, California.  The caller instructs the person to go to a pharmacy and send the money via Green Dot.

Clarksburg Police said local people have been contacted through this scam.  If you are contacted, Clarksburg Police encourage you to not provide any information and to hang up the phone.