Scams and fraud cost Vermonters hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. Scammers use every tool available to steal money and information from consumers. Since most scams originate overseas and use sophisticated technology, we can’t stop them with traditional law enforcement means alone.
To stop the scams, we need to work together to protect Vermonters from losses to scams and fraud. Here’s how:
Knowledge is power. Sign up to receive instant alerts by text, voice or e-mail message from the Attorney General about new scams as they hit Vermont. Find information on common scams on this website, our Facebook page, or the FTC Scam Alerts site. Stay informed to protect yourself and others!
Share what you know with others so they can protect themselves from loss. Whether it’s around the dinner table, out with friends, visiting with relatives or chatting with co-workers, make sure those around you stay informed and aware!
If you or someone you know are being targeted by scammers, take action to prevent loss. There are a few simple steps you can take:
Want to learn more? Keep reading to get informed about common scams affecting Vermonters.
These are the most common scams reported to our office: