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ALEA: Scammers have stolen $13K from 3 senior citizens in gift card scam

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigations want citizens to beware of suspicious callers asking for money in any form.

In a case currently under investigation, a scammer targeted senior citizens by pretending to be the victims’ grandson in financial trouble.

The scammer requested assistance in the form of Wal-Mart gift cards.

Agents found three victims in Etowah, Jackson and Washington counties. Investigators say the total amount of money stolen equals $13,000.

State Trooper Chuck Daniel will join us on The Four today to talk more about spotting these scams and protecting your money.

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