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North Dakotans report losses of $2.13 million due to scams this year

 

September 9, 2019



Variations of old scams making the rounds across North Dakota are still finding new victims, said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. This year to date, 93 North Dakota residents have reported losses of more than $2.13 million to scams.

Seven victims responded to robocalls supposedly from the Social Security Administration or the IRS. The “social security scam” warns individuals that their social security number had been compromised or linked to a crime in another state and they would be arrested if they did not comply. When the victims responded, the “agent” informed them that to avo...



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