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CVS bomb threat part of national scam

The bomb threat made to the Oxford CVS store Wednesday was one of many that have been made across the nation in an attempt to fraudulently gain money from the pharmacy. (September 18, 2014, Page 2)

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    Take it seriously, you’re a millionaire

    Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks got the call the other day – he’d won the Jamaican lottery and $1.5 million.   The big problem, Eubanks writes in recalling the conversation with the guy trying to give him the money (for a fee), was that he never entered the Jamaican lottery. (February 2, 2012, Page 4)

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      With ‘friends’ like Mark, who needs …

      Editor Don Whitten writes about an email message that somehow got past his spam filter recently, noting that it appears scammers must be having a tough time with the economy, too, if they’re continuing to go after folks like him who never respond. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

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        Scam artists targeting elderly diabetic patients

        Scammers are targeting elderly people with diabetes to get their credit card and other personal information.
        Consumers have called the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Association to report they are receiving unsolicited requests from individuals purporting to be employees with those organizations. (July 29, 2010, Page 2)

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