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Police Warn of Potential Phone Scam

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Scams that target seniors are nothing new during the holidays.

One such scam is taking aim at people in the Charlottesville community.

You may have received a call yourself from an organization called the "Police Protective Fund." One of our viewers contacted police after they asked for her credit card information.

NBC29 tried calling the number for the "Police Protective Fund," listed as a St. Petersburg, Florida, area code. We didn't get an answer, but did reach a voice mail message for the fund.

A quick Google search revealed that others across the country have their own doubts about the organization.

Charlottesville police say you should never give sensitive information over the phone, and always remain skeptical.

If you think you're the victim of a scam, contact police immediately. In Charlottesville, you can do that by calling 434-970-3280.

You can also submit an incident report online.

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