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Authorities warn of 'family member' scam
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MONROE - An apparent phone scam is being used in the area, according to Monroe Police.In this scam, the potential victim receives a call from a person identifying themselves as a family member. Usually the victim is elderly, so the caller claims to be a grandson or granddaughter, and apparently has some knowledge of the family.The caller claims to have been in an accident and needs money, or has been arrested and needs money. The caller uses an excited manner of speaking to disguise their voice.