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Sheriff: Fraudulent caller bilks woman out of $500 in SE Minnesota

The people allegedly asked for $2,000 worth of Walmart gift cards and the woman paid $500 of that.

Posted: Nov 1, 2019 1:40 PM

OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. - A 23-year-old woman is out $500 after apparently being deceived by a fraudulent caller.

Authorities said the woman received a call from someone who claimed to be with the IRS and said she was a suspect connected to a crime in Texas where 20 pounds of cocaine was found in a vehicle.

The people allegedly asked for $2,000 worth of Walmart gift cards and the woman paid $500 of that.

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