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Wyoming residents should be aware of scams that prey upon concerns about the coronavirus

 

March 19, 2020



LARAMIE – Consumer warnings have been issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about online scams that prey upon the fears of CORVID-19, the strain of coronavirus causing deaths in the U.S. and around the world, according Laura Baker, director and founder of CyberWyoming.

“These scammers seek ways to get into your bank accounts, access your credit cards and steal your identity,” Baker said.

According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), phishing and similar scams cost Wyoming residents more than $6.1 million in 2018, Baker said. The age group that reported the most c...



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