Sick child scam pops up in Northwest Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities are spreading the word about a scam in Northwest Fresno.

Fresno police say four people were holding signs near Palm and Bullard avenues, asking for donations for their sick child. The problem is that child does not exist. Police say the people admitted to lying about the signs, saying the picture is of a family member's baby.

Detectives say this is a good reminder to be careful when you are being asked for money.

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