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Police: Scammers from foreign countries call, costs you money

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Scammers from foreign countries have started to call people in Utah and police are warning the public to not call them back. (Photo: MGN)

Scammers from foreign countries are calling people in Utah and police are warning the public to not call them back.

The Centerville Police Department published a post on Facebook, stating calls with ID's from Morocco or another foreign country will ring once or twice then stop.

Police say the scammers will try and keep people who return the calls on the phone as long as possible to hike up the cost of the call.

People who got these calls described hearing laughter, people talking softly and were promised money. These are all tactics to keep the caller on the phone longer, police say.

Several officers with the Centerville department reported getting five to six of these calls a day in recent weeks.

Even though this scam has been around for a while, the department stated they've seen a sharp increase in calls like this.

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