Consumer scams run wild during pandemic

Consumer journalist David Lazarus of the LA Times has written We’re living in a golden age of scams as fraud reports surge amid pandemic. He notes that "[i]t’s been clear for months that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for scammers, con artists and assorted slimeballs looking to cash in on this most miserable of moments in our lives." Lazurus points to a new Federal Trade Commission report showing how bad things have gotten. Lazarus goes on to highlight the types of scams that are most prominent and what consumers can do to prevent or mitigate financial harm.

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