Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a keynote speaker, said her office received 50,000 phone calls last year from people who believed they had been scammed
It also revealed that 39 per cent of respondents who had been scammed
in the last 12 months did not report it to the authorities.
Even a couple of Worcester police officers have been scammed
I suspect it's similar to the Nigerian scams that have been around for years, and hope this will help in preventing others from being scammed
,'' he added.
If you think you've been scammed
by a business opportunity or work-at-home offer, it's possible to get your money back.
Overeager brides and grooms are so excited about their big day that they often overlook warning signs that they're getting scammed
," says consumer watchdog Jeff Ostroff, President & CEO of ConsumerNet, Inc.
And if you think youve been scammed
, contact your financial institution immediately'.
We estimate that only five to eight per cent of victims report being scammed
and despite having a campaign like National Scams Awareness month every year, we are still witnessing horrific cases such as this one.