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Montana task force warns of scams amid pandemic

By: Freddy Monares

A state task force is warning Montanans about increased scams during the coronavirus pandemic.

People should be vigilant and report suspected fraud immediately, the Montana Senior Financial Exploitation Task Force said in a news release…

Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale said scammers are using COVID-19 to take advantage of people. Don’t make rush decisions, he said, and don’t give out personal or financial information.

“If you’re not sure about an investment offer, or something seems suspicious, report it to us immediately,” Rosendale said…

The task force was created last year to protect seniors and other vulnerable Montanans from fraud.

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