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By Brian Varela
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Residents urged to be cautious of scammers


March 18, 2021

The Petersburg Police Department is warning the public to be on their guard as scammers look to swindle residents into sending them money.

"Historically this time of year there is an increase in email and telephone scammers trying to convince the recipient to send them money, transfer funds by wire or bank to bank, or even gift cards in lieu of funds," said PPD Captain Randall Holmgrain in an email to the Pilot. "The scammers are equal opportunity but will specifically target the elderly or other potentially vulnerable people."

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