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At least one Klamath County resident has received a call from a scammer connected to the recent merger of telecommunications companies Qwest and Century Link.

The scammer told the resident that he qualified for a special lower rate because of the merger and asked for personal information, including the last four digits of his Social Security number. The resident later found out from Century Link that no special offer was available.

Keith Burden, Century Link spokesman, said a similar scam made the rounds in Eastern Washington last month. He reminded customers that company representatives would never ask for personal information via telephone.

Those wishing to make a report of a possible scam can contact Burden at 541-388-5351.

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