3/8/2016 1:21:22 PM
lady hanging up the phone
As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Commerce is reminding Minnesotans of their rights as consumers and how to prevent fraud. Telephone scams are an increasingly prevalent form of fraud. The ordinary telephone is today's weapon of choice for criminals.
One of the most common complaints reported by seniors and their loved ones is how often they encounters scams and fraudulent schemes over the phone. Common examples of fraud:
Scammers use public information to find out your name and phone number. They often use scare tactics to get you to send money, provide personal information, or gain access to your computer.
If someone calls and wants you to hand over money, be very suspicious. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Hang up on fraud: