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By  Mark Williams

The Columbus Dispatch Sunday May 26, 2013 11:27 AM

At first, Carol Cheatham thought the telephone call she received in March from Nationwide could be a scam.

A stranger was telling her that she might be entitled to the proceeds of a life-insurance policy that had been bought decades ago.

But he knew intimate facts about her family, including her mother’s name and the cemetery where she has been buried for 30 years.

“How would somebody really know all those details?” Cheatham wondered as she began to believe the call was real.

As it turned out, her mother had purchased a life-insurance policy when she worked for a telephone company in New York City. That was before her father moved the family to Virginia in 1948. Cheatham said she……….. continues on Columbus Dispatch.

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