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Police chief warns of phone, email scams
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MONROE - Monroe Police Chief Fred Kelley is cautioning residents against disclosing financial information over the phone or via internet.In the last few days alone, police have received complaints about persons receiving phone calls from callers identifying themselves as an insurance company, demanding a late payment, or callers saying that the individual won a lottery, but needed to send the money for the gift tax first, Kelley said. "No bank, insurance company or a lottery organization would ask for a person's financial information by phone," Kelley said in a news release. "In most cases, those companies would have your information already if you were a subscriber, and if not, you would receive an official letter asking you to contact them.