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Woman Warns Others About Phone Scam

DAYTON--A Dayton woman wants to warn others after receiving dozens of harassing phone calls from  a scam artist.
             
The woman  identified only  as "Charli" said over the last two months she's received nearly 100 harassing phone calls  from a scam artist who uses  several  different  names and calls from several different  numbers.

"He uses a different name each time, but its always the same voice. He says he is from  winners circle, or  mega sweeps-stakes, or  publishers clearing house." Charli said.  
           
The man always claims she has won something like cash or a car  and wants her to set up a bank account with her information.
 
Charli said the first time he called she made the mistake in verifying her real name and address.  Charli is now frightened,  because the last phone call she  received turned violent. Charli said  he threatened her life if she didn't comply with his demands.  

"He said I'll put a bullet in your head.  I want my money, I'll put a bullet in your head." 
  
Dayton Police said if you get any sort of harassing phone call from a scam artist, to report it to the police immediately.  
 
Police said  never give out  your personal information.   If you are wondering if they are legit or not, ask them to send you information in the mail, but don' t give our your address .          
 
Charli said she wants  to get the word out,  warning  others of these  phony calls.                       

 "Just hang up,  and don't verify your name or address."
  
ABC 22/ FOX 45  called the  numbers Charli gave us. Several of the numbers were disconnected. With one number,  a man answered but wouldn't  give us any information and then hung up. 

Police want to hear from you if you receive any similar phony calls.   
 

 
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