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Con artists now using young children to rip off elderly

Police chief says "old scam, new twist"

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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 9:22 am, Tue Jan 10, 2012.

YORK — Just when it appears con artists who prey on the elderly can’t get any lower, they add a new twist to their scams . . . by using young children.

York Chief of Police Don Klug said his department was contacted Tuesday by an elderly York resident who received a fraudulent call from a scammer who also put a child on the phone to further enhance their story.

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