Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Many people think they're too smart to fall for a scam, but according to an article in the current issue of Consumer Reports, scammers continue to lure folks into revealing personal information or sending money with lies like these:

"You've just won ..."

"There's a problem with your bank account."

"You didn't show up for jury duty!"

"This stock is at 50 cents and going up to $5 or $6. Buy now!"

If you hear any of these words from a caller, be very skeptical. Chances are you're talking with a con.Consumer Reports Editor Mandy Walker told CBS news that people are also being re-victimized: Scammers calling themselves "recovery operators" are buying lists of people who reported losing money in phony investment schemes.

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