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Port Chester Man Doesn't Fall For Phone Scam

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - When a 75-year-old Port Chester man received five separate telephone calls over the past month notifying him of supposed winnings, his skepticism kept him from being the victim of a scam, police said Wednesday.

"This guy didn't fall for it," said Lt. Jim Ladeairous, spokesman for the Port Chester Police Department. "We just want to put it out there in case anyone else gets these stupid phone calls."

The man told police he received two calls Tuesday from a man who said his name was Patrick Lewis, claiming the resident had won $200 and would need to get a $400 prepaid card from CVS in order to claim $600 in winnings. The caller told the resident he knew where he lived and would drive him to get the cash card. The resident asked for the caller's number to call him back and when he did, there was no. The resident then called police and reported the calls.

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