ST. PAUL (AP) -- At least one bogus charity is preying on Minnesotan's sympathy for those killed and wounded in last week's terrorist attacks on the East Coast, according to the state attorney general's office.
It appears some people are "trying to take advantage of this national tragedy," said Deputy Attorney General Lori Swanson.
Her office received information from northeastern Minnesota of an apparent fake charity solicitation. She said a caller asked for Social Security numbers of elderly persons.
Swanson warned that people never should give their Social Security numbers to telephone solicitors.
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