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"Senior Center" scam targeting elderly residents, Quincy P.D. says

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - The Quincy Police Department says it has received reports of a new scam targeting elderly residents.

Detective Adam Gibson says residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone pretending to be from the "Senior Center." They tell residents that they are eligible for a free Life Line and $3,000 in food coupons.

"We are alerting the public that neither the Quincy Senior Center or Life Line are involved in this and it does appear to be a scam," Gibson said.

Gibson added that no one contacted through these calls have given out any personal information, and Life Line says it does not do any cold calling.

If you have been approached with a phone call like this, you're encouraged to contact Detective Adam Gibson at 217-223-7904, ext 104.  
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