Bob Webster, spokesman for the NASAA, knows the sad pattern.

"We know cons try to cash in on headlines, and any who would even think about stooping to capitalize on the tragedy in Newtown are the lowest of the low," he said.

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Rexrode reported from New York. Associated Press researcher Rhonda Shafner and writer Allen Breed contributed to this report.

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