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BBB scam alert revisited

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TALLULAH, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A Tallulah woman answered her phone and was told by the caller that he was her grandson's lawyer in Guadalajara, Mexico.

He said his name was Jesus-Marcelino Valdez-Gonzalez.

He then put someone else on the phone saying it was her grandson and the second person was able to actually call her by her pet family name. 

She was then asked to withdraw money from her bank, go to Western Union and send the money out of the country, allegedly to help her grandson.

The man claiming to be a lawyer was even able to provide locations for Western Union in Tallulah since the victim didn't know where to go to wire money.

This is not a new scam, but a very effective one, since the scammers have a great deal of personal information and even information on how to get the money to them.

A good general rule is to NEVER give personal information or money to someone you do not know who calls you. There are many scams similar to this one that are going on now.

For information on the BBB-Western Union Scam Stopper Partnership go to www.bbb.org.scam-stopper/about-scam-stopper.php

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