Fraud Watch Friday: Virtual Romancing, Kidnapping & Scamming

Voices of Montana
Voices of Montana
Fraud Watch Friday: Virtual Romancing, Kidnapping & Scamming
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Virtual kidnapping – is that a thing? Yes, and it’s a scam that victimized nearly 200 Montanans last year for losses totaling more than $400,000 dollars. This is just one of many new trends scammers are adopting to take advantage of those unsuspecting and susceptible to fraud.

Click to hear Montana AARP State President Al Ward along with FBI Supervisory Special Agent Drew Scown discuss virtual kidnapping along with virtual romancing, COVID-19 scams, how exactly these scammers operate and what people should do to protect themselves.

 

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