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Scam reports on the rise in Montana as fraudsters target unlikely demographic

Q2 Montana's News Leader

BILLINGS — According to the Federal Trade Commission, Montanans lost $21.1 million last year because of fraud, whether through impostor scams or identity theft. That's a 24% increase from 2022. One Billings resident has seen how the trends have changed over the last decade.

Bernie Wahl has been the Senior Deputy Jury Clerk for Yellowstone County for the past nine years, so she's experienced her fair share of encounters with scammers and their victims.


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