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Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators want to warn you about a scam targeting senior citizens.

At least three people were recently conned out of about $500  each.

The scammers ask seniors to buy these green dot pre-paid cards and then steal the money from them.

Five people have reported getting calls to their cell phones.  The scammers say you've won a sweepstakes, and you need to put $500 on a green dot card before you can claim your million dollars.

They ask for your card number, then quickly spend the money on it.

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Captain Craig Dodd said "Because as soon as they get the number they can drain the card immediately, and you can't cut it off. If you realize you are being duped and you get it in time Western Union will cut off the transfer of the money."

Captain Dodd says the callers have foreign accents. Investigators worry there are other victims they haven't heard from.

If you've been victimized, call the Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators at 431-3222.


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