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Attempted scams and cons detected in Philip

by Del Bartels

After “hardly ever hearing about a local case until about six months ago,” Rick Palecek, vice-president and comptroller of First National Bank in Philip, has seen three scam attempts in one week. “Lately, our own customers are experiencing these rip-offs.”

A bank that is made aware of a fraudulent operation will alert other banks about the illegal scheme.