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FBI warns of rising fraud schemes, urges vigilance


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Fraud schemes targeting the elderly are on the rise across the country.

The FBI, says people over the age of 60 experience nearly a quarter of all fraud complaints in the U.S., resulting in billions of dollars stolen annually.

FBI agents of the cybercrime division in Springfield and Boston, shedding light on this issue, “One of the main things that all these frauds have in common, is some sort of ask for money,” says Special Agent Casey Anderson. “If you don’t know somebody, you have no reason to send them money, no matter what they are promising you.”


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