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Scam Reaching Residents in Grand Valley

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Updated: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:19:53 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A postcard is being mailed out to individuals saying you could be eligible for gift certificates if you call the number on the card.

Dorothy Archer, 88, of Grand Junction called the number, but suspected it was too good to be true. After she called and found it was a scam, she alerted the Grand Junction Police Department.

"It says, 'Great news! You are eligible to receive $100 in gift savings at WalMart or Target.' I called the number, then she said, 'I need your credit card number and your bank number,'" said Dorothy Archer.

According to Kate Porras with the Grand Junction Police Department, there isn't much the police can do unless individuals actually become victims, meaning they have lost money or their identity in a scam.

For more information on fraud and scams click here.

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