Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

One thing you hear often from us: a warning never, ever to wire money to strangers. Once you do so, the money is gone forever. 

A common way people hear from such suspicious strangers--who are usually situated in unknown, foreign lands--is through e-mail. Unfortunately for one scammer (and hilariously for the rest of us), one of these fraudsters recently contacted KING 5 investigator Jesse Jones. Before scamming the scammer, Jesse stopped by to speak with our own Consumer Protection Super-Lawyer Shannon Smith. See the video below. My contribution is the inadvertent laugh track. I remembered to silence my cell phone, but not my own trap.

      

And remember: don't fall for Sad Sonja!

-Dan Sytman-

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