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Saratoga Police Department reports increase in scams in Valley, advises caution


The days of the Nigerian Prince asking for financial aid may have gone the way of the snake-oil salesman, but that hasn’t stopped scammers from evolving their tactics to find new victims.

The Saratoga Police Department has received several complaints recently about scams coming via phone, email and text to area residents. Everyone should use the utmost caution responding to voice or electronic communication from people they do not know and phone numbers or email addresses they do not recognize.

The scams can take many forms from a request for help to threatening the recipient. These mig...

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