Police: Magazine scam targeting Oklahoma City residents

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police in Oklahoma City are warning residents about a potential scam that is targeting generous individuals.

Three different times over the past few weeks, authorities say residents were victimized by suspects claiming to be selling magazine subscriptions.

All the incidents occurred at businesses in northwest Oklahoma City, especially around the Memorial Rd. and Pennsylvania Ave. area.

In each case, the alleged suspects claimed to be college students selling magazines.

They claimed customers could choose to have the magazines sent to their homes or overseas to troops.

Police say the alleged suspects were able to convince the victims to hand over hundreds of dollars in cash.

In addition to sending magazines overseas, authorities say the alleged suspect said customers could take their receipt to any Barnes and Noble to receive a refund.

When the victims attempted to do so, they were told that Barnes and Noble had no agreement with these people to refund money or provide magazines.

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