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Dec. 14, 2012TRENTON, MO |  By: ALLISON

Trenton Scams

Two reports of scam phone calls to Trenton residents are a reminder that scams and frauds often increase during the holiday season.

Reports indicate one call was from a man claiming to be part of the Federal Inquiry Department for a Payday Loan debt. The second phone call was asking for information for a sweepstakes from a company in Costa Rica. Trenton Chief of Police, Tommy Wright, says even though this is a time to be merry, scams can spoil the holiday season.

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Wright advises if you receive a phone call asking for personal information such as credit card information, social security card number, bank account information or other identifying information, do not give the information and contact your local authorities.