AARP conducts "Caught in the Scammer's Net" survey - KOTA Territory News

AARP conducts "Caught in the Scammer's Net" survey


By Barrett Phillips

AARP recently conducted a survey and found that one in four Internet users in South Dakota may be at risk of on line scams.

The survey goes on to suggest that 75 percent of adults who access the Internet received at least one fraudulent on-line offer last year.

Hitting the streets, it was easy to find scam victims.

"It was small things. A set of bike lights that I bought once were completely not what I had ordered and they came in the mail. I spent 15 bucks on them," said Becky Davies, College Student.  

To prevent on-line fraud: Do not give out your personal and banking information unless purchasing an item; and if so, check to see if the company your item is coming from actually exists.

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