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Lake View Included in Mobile Consumer Protection Office Tour

May 26, 2022 6:20am

The Iowa Attorney General's office has launched a series of consumer protection presentations that will visit a dozen Iowa cities over the next month, including one in the listening area.

Al Perales an investigator in the A-G's office, says he'll be prepared to hear consumer complaints after he outlines some of the most popular scams, like when you get a message from a supposed Facebook friend...(audio clip below  :18 )

In another popular scam, Perales says you might get a text, email or robocall from someone claiming to be with Amazon, confirming you've been sent a high-dollar item...(audio clip below  :19 )

Elderly Iowans are sometimes targeted in a late-night phone call from someone claiming to be a grandchild who needs bail money, but Perales says Iowans in their teens, 20s and 30s are falling victim to con artists, too, especially on social media.

A fraud presentation will be given on June 28th at the library in Lake View. Mobile office hours will be from 10am to 2pm, with a presentation at 11am.

(thanks to Radio Iowa for contributing)