Lori Swanson

by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson While the Internet offers convenience, it can also enable scam operators to defraud buyers and sellers.  Fraudsters can use the Internet to dupe individuals looking to buy or sell items such as cars, boats, rental housing, or other products and services. Take, for example, the following scenarios: • “Trisha” [...]

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By Lori Swanson, Minnesota attorney general— While “Marcy” was gardening in her front yard, a man approached. He told her he could repave her driveway at a “bargain price” if she paid cash today. She paid the money, and the man promised to return with a crew the next day to do the work. He [...]

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From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Most people have seen TV ads for a device that sends help when a person has fallen and can’t get up.  Legitimate medical alert devices have been lifesavers for some, but a new telephone scam preys on the worry for people who live alone and fear [...]

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