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‘Missed call’ trick targeting more residents

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Grand Forks Police Department personnel know from personal experience that phone scams continue to be a problem.

“We haven’t received an uptick of reports from citizens lately, but our work cell phones here are getting a workout,” said Lt. Jim Remer, department spokesman.

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“We’re getting a lot of calls with caller IDs from Barbados and Antigua. We’re just ignoring them or blocking them. Most citizens have learned to do the same thing.”

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