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Scams keep law enforcers busy

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Sheriff says sneaky crooks are scamming people and keeping his investigators busy.

Sheriff Kevin Sproul says scam cases are taking up a growing amount of their time. Despite warnings, people continue to fall for cons by telephone, e-mail and through the mail. They're also seeing a new trend involving GPS units in cars.

"There's a new thing now where they break into people's cars and they get their GPS and they see the home address in the GPS. They know you're at a football game, you're at the Civic Center at a sporting event, so they go to your house because there's nobody there," said Sproul.

It's best to keep your GPS locked away or hidden or even in your purse.

As for scams, law enforcers say if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If you haven't entered a contest or sweepstakes, don't believe a con that says you're a winner.

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