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Bastrop County officers stop scam

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Local law enforcement was able to interrupt a multi-state scam last month, according to a post from the Bastrop County Sheriff Office. “Occasionally, the Sheriff’s Office investigates a case that is especially gratifying,” the post, authored by Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook, said. “I’m sure all of us have received threatening phone calls; the threat may be for arrest from someone saying they are the IRS, a plea by someone saying a loved one has been arrested, be threatened with deportation, or any other of the various scams. All have a common pattern: the caller is demanding that you send cash ...

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