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This photo from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office shows fake coins that were used to defraud a business in the Cameron, Missouri area.

Law enforcement officers are urging the public to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to sell fake coins in the Cameron, Missouri, area.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert showing plastic sleeves of old coins that were passed off as valuable silver to one business. The coins were fake, but the business didn’t learn that until after purchasing the items.

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