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Police warn about cell phone scam

Residents have been warned to ignore a text message allegedly circulated by Nokia promising prizes to the recipient.

Hundreds of residents have complained to police in the past several days about the mobile promotion, which claims to be part of Nokia's 144th anniversary celebrations.

Police advised residents to be “extremely cautious” about such messages.

Said a spokesman: “These text messages are sent out by the thousands and the culprits simply download telephone numbers from online telephone directories; in other words those receiving the text message have not been individually targeted by the scammers.

“Advanced fee scams involve the victims sending money in order to obtain fictitious awards or inheritance.”

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Published December 28, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 28, 2010 at 7:11 am)

Police warn about cell phone scam

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