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      Phone scam targets valley job applicants and federal agencies

      The federal government has issued a warning against a potential scam for those applying for jobs with its agencies.

      The U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are both recruiting right now.

      However, a bogus phone call is telling applicants in the Rio Grande Valley that in order to be hired you must pay a thousand dollars.

      Customs spokesman Felix Garza said the phone call is a scam.

      "An applicant can file his application free of charge. We do not charge, and hopefully never will charge a fee, especially for those seeking work with the federal government," said Garza.

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