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Violet and Jim Rieger

Scam artists hit elderly DL couple

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Violet and Jim Rieger are out $4,500 -- sadder but wiser to the world of scam artists -- after falling victim to the latest of what seems to be a never-ending string of "grandparent scams" targeting seniors in the area.

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The couple lived in Detroit Lakes for about 40 years before moving to Pelican Rapids 14 years ago.

About a month ago, the Riegers were going about their business when they got a phone call.

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