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Willmar police chief: Latest scam uses FBI warning to bilk money


WILLMAR -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't make people pay fines based on alleged "violations" that appear on their computer screen.

Any message that appears to be from the FBI regarding Internet-usage rule violations is a scam, according to Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels. And, the chief says, if federal agents are really looking for you, they use much more direct ways of contacting people.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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