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Press Advisory - Joint News Conference - New Telephone Lottery Scam Epidemic in North Dakota

May 24, 2013

BISMARCK, ND – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and United States Attorney Tim Purdon will hold a joint news conference to discuss state and federal efforts to combat a sudden increase in telephone lottery scams. This spring has seen a marked increase in reports of North Dakotans being victimized by these scams, which often target the elderly or other vulnerable members of our community.
Attorney General Stenehjem and United States Attorney Purdon will be joined by representatives of federal and state enforcement agencies.


When: Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 a.m.
Where: North Dakota Attorney General’s Office
  600 East Boulevard Ave, 1st floor
  Bismarck, ND
Who: North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
  North Dakota United States Attorney Timothy Purdon
  F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge Chris Warrener
  United States Postal Inspection Team Leader Kate Nichols
  North Dakota Consumer Protection Director Parrell Grossman
  U.S.A.O. Criminal Chief Clare Hochhalter



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