How Can You Protect Yourself from Scammers?

HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- Con artists are clever and sneaky... that's why so many fall prey.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has warned residents about a scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be from the
U.S drug enforcement administration. Morrisey recommends staying calm and calling the Consumer Protection hotline at 1-800-368-8808 to report the scam.

There are also many resources you can visit to learn more about protecting yourself from scammers.

According to the Virginia state police's annual 'Crime in Virginia' report, there have been 30,135 fraud offenses reported last year in the state alone.

Another great resource is the website Stopfraud.gov. This site offers ways to protect from scams that range from tax fraud to identify theft and
and even, Medicare fraud.

Have you been the victim of a scam? Email us at scams@whsv.com to share your story.


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