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Hostage phone scam warning

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Updated: 8/28/2013 8:38 pm
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The Brunswick Police Department is warning about calls being received in southern Georgia warning about residents being held hostage.

Several citizens have come forward claiming that the calls state a close relative is being held hostage – threats that are fabricated.

Police report that the calls are originating from the Miami area and that the suspects are using prepaid cellphones.

Law enforcement advises that anyone who receives a similar call attempt to make contact with the relative in question and not disclose any personal or financial information to the caller.
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