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Scam Alert For Senior Citizens

Grandparents beware! Officials say scammers are targeting senior citizens in West Texas by posing as their grandchildren over the phone, then asking for money.
WEST TEXAS -- Grandparents beware! Scammers are targeting senior citizens in West Texas by posing as their grandchildren over the phone, then asking for money.

Dixie Hertel says a man called claiming to be her grandson.

Hertel says the scammer said he and his friends were on a trip to Mexico when there was an accident and one of his friends, Kevin, was killed.

Hertel says that was a red flag because she knows her grandson doesn't have a friend named Kevin.

Hertel adds that she and her husband were both targetted within 12 hours by the same person. 
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