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Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be with DOJ, Preying on Elderly


September 16, 2020

BILLINGS — The Department of Justice is advising the public of an imposter scam in which persons claiming to represent the department are calling individuals and appear to be targeting the elderly.

The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports of the imposter scam, and the DOJ strongly encourages the public to remain vigilant and not to provide personal information during these calls.

Reports to the National Elder Fraud Hotline indicate these scammers falsely represent themselves as Department of Justice investigators or employees and at...

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