A new squad of fraud fighters is challenging con artists across the state. AARP Montana, in an initiative with the state attorney general’s office, has trained six volunteer outreach specialists to conduct presentations on avoiding the latest swindles.
Now that summer is here, scams across Montana are starting to heat up. Here are some of the schemes con-artists are using and a few other things to be aware of.
Lately, it seems that you can’t go one day without hearing about the tremendous gains (and losses) of Bitcoin and other popular “virtual currencies.” While high returns make them intriguing as an investment, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants you to be aware of the possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies. Here’s information straight from the CFTC:
We’re pleased to officially launch Operation Protect Veterans, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, to protect American’s military veterans and their families from identity theft and fraud.
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