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Scam alert from Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison alerts public of an increase in scams Keith Ellison alerts public of an increase in scams |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: May 01, 2020 07:55 PM

The pandemic is a lot to worry about already, but we also need to be aware of scam artists. They are especially active right now.

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So much so, that Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison joined attorneys general from 18 other states on social media Friday to get that word out.

During a live stream of the national, bi-partisan social media event called, "Ask the A.G.", Ellison said, "You would think the scam artists would take a break during the pandemic, this global pandemic but they haven't. They are online, on the phone doing all kinds of things to rip you off and get money from you."

The attorneys general took questions via twitter in an effort to promote consumer protection during the covid-19 pandemic.

People asked questions about things like price-gouging, tenant protection, worker protection, and telephone and online scams.

Information about telephone and social media scams can be found on the State of Minnesota, Attorney General website.

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