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Eyota couple scammed out of hundreds of dollars


EYOTA, Minn. (KTTC) -- An Eyota couple has been scammed out of nearly 400 dollars.

The Olmsted County Sherriffs office tell us that at about 8 p.m. Friday night, the couple recieved a call from a man claiming to be a sergeant with the Rochester Police Department.

The man told the couple that their son had a warrent out for his arrest due to unpaid traffic tickets, and if they did not pay $386 on the phone, the fines would go up.

Deputies say the couple gave the man their debit card information.

When the couple later called the Olmsted County Sherriff's Office, they found the man who called them did not work there-- and the couple realized they were scammed.

The bank was able to reimburse the couple's loss.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's office says fines are never paid over the telephone.

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