Tennessee woman falls victim to scam texts targeting poor

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An East Tennessee woman has fallen victim to a scam that targets the poor.

Phone scams have been around as long as landlines have existed. But with the rise of smartphones, many more opportunities for callers to trick people with false claims have also risen.

Recently, swindlers tricked a woman desperate to pay off her debts.

Not only is the woman disabled, she also lives in public housing and now she owes thousands of dollars.

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