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Published October 28 2012

North Dakotans warned about cellphone scam

BISMARCK — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says North Dakota cellphone users should be aware of a new scam.

He says his office's Consumer Protection Division has received reports about that scammers are warning of possible cellphone disruptions because of work on cellphone towers. Stenehjem says a bogus customer service technician claims to offer credit on a customer's bill to make up for any inconvenience.

Stenehjem says when people are called, they're asked for private financial information. He says that information can be used by identity thieves.