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Wichita Police warning of potential holiday shopping scams

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Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 8:17 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Police Department is warning citizens of potential scams during the holiday shopping season.

The department offered these tips to be on alert:

· Don’t buy from an unfamiliar company;

· Always ask for, and wait until you receive, written material about any offer or charity;

· Always take your time in making a decision and consult with a trusted person;

· Don’t forget the power to hang up the phone when a stranger calls trying to sell you something you don’t want; and

· Don’t forget if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

WPD said if anyone has questions about the legitimacy of a call, charity or email to call City Hall security at 316-268-4111.

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