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Phone scammers getting more aggressive

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With a simple phone call they steal thousands of dollars everyday. Many phone scammers are getting more aggressive these days.

9 On Your Side talked to investigators at the Pitt County Sheriff's Office about their latest phone scam case. The victim lost tens of thousands of dollars.

Sheriff Neil Elks recorded the phone calls, acting like the victim. This allowed investigators to see how these criminals are harassing people and tricking them into sending them money.

Watch the video above to hear the recorded conversations.

Deputies say the best way to protect yourself is make sure you have an unlisted phone number and if a scam caller contacts you, hang up immediately.

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