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Scams bigger than ever

COVID-19 has helped scams make more money in 2020 than ever before.
I continue to talk to people who have been contacted by mail, phone, email, or social media about “winning” large sums of money. However, all of these “winnings” can only be claimed by providing a processing fee, paying a tax, or covering some other expense upfront.
Also, these fees must be paid using prepaid debit cards, cash, i-tune cards, or other such devices that are impossible to track.
These scams prey on your need or your hope of one day being rich. The best thing you can do is avoid being scammed because it is almost impossible to get your money back once it is gone.

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Address: 201 N. Jefferson
Minneota, MN 56264

Phone:(507) 872-6492