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Scam Out Of Puerto Rico Affecting Residents

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Puerto Rican flag (Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

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Guilford, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Police say Connecticut residents in Guilford and across the state are being targeted by con-artists calling from Puerto Rico.

Those who filed complaints with police say they received a call from a man with a Spanish accent claiming a relative is being held at gunpoint. The man then demanded money.

Authorities say the suspects have a series of phones and numbers they use in the scam.

Police say incidents like these are increasing and that residents should be vigilant.

Click here for a complete list of active scams listed on the FBI website.

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