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Police warn about scam targeting businesses

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-Lawton police say they've received several calls from businesses about a fax threatening to blow up the "whole block" unless they send 25-thousand dollars to an address in Chicago within a matter of days.

Investigators say they've received 10 calls today alone and say there are similar reports in Altus.

Authorities want people to know it's a hoax, and if you receive such a threat, to call police. 

They add, if you do send money, there isn't much they can do to recover it, because it's often going overseas and it's difficult to trace.

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