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Authorities alert residents to telephone scams

HULL, Iowa (KTIV) -

Sioux County authorities say dozens of people in Iowa, South Dakota, and other states have received phone calls from someone pretending to represent the company, Life Alert.

The caller will often say the service is a gift from a relative, and try to set up an appointment.

Authorities say the caller is using "caller-ID spoofing" to make the phone number they're calling from look local.

Southeast South Dakota Tourism is alerting business owners of scam.

They say a member business in the Glacial Lakes region received a call from someone trying to sell advertising in the South Dakota Vacation Guide and collect credit card numbers.

That advertising is only sold by the four regional tourism offices.

You're urged never to give your credit card number out over the phone to anyone you don't know.

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