Oregon veterans targeted by scams

KEZI reports:

In Oregon servicemembers, veterans and their spouses have reported more than 80 scams with an estimated $22,000 lost last year, according to BBB Scam Tracker.Among those, tax collection scams were the number one scam reported for military consumers in Oregon, followed by phishing scams. Other common scams that target the military and their family include: Imposter scams: These scams include the romance scam and grandparent scam. In the romance scam, scammers pose as real military members on social media and try to gain your trust and your cash. In the grandparent scam, imposters call the families of service members claiming the grandparent needs to wire money to cover their grandchild’s injury overseas.”

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