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It's a shame we have to report this from time to time, but scams seem to be on the rise in the area again, either scammers calling up people telling them that their bill is overdue and should be paid with gift cards, or some scam through a computer. Chelan County Sheriff's Sergeant Rob Huddleston:

The Sheriff's Office has someone working those cases, Detective Cyrus Bowthorpe:

Bowthorpe has a piece of advice to anyone who might be the target of such a scam:

Bowthorpe has more advice in a short program he calls “elder scams” but it's really for at anyone, it's coming up Thursday November 16th at 5 pm at the Manson Library.

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