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Charlevoix County Police Warn of Phone Scam

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The Charlevoix County Police Department would like to warn residents of a phone scam happening in the area.

Police say you may receive a text message saying you won a prize at a store like Target, Walmart, Bestbuy, etc., and you need to claim your prize by importing a bunch of personal information on a web site.

The text message will give you a pin number that you will need to enter on the web site within 24 hours. Then it will ask you to fill out some contact information.

This is a nationwide scam that has been reported numerous times to the Better Business bureau and FBI.

The Sheriff advises people to not answer the text message and to just delete it.