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Game showcases scams people are experiencing



2023-08-22 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The bingo-like game called SCAMO was used to demonstrate how many different methods are currently being used by scammers trying to steal identity and money. The SCAMO score card contained the following: romance scam, internal revenue service scam, fake check scam, prize/lottery/sweepstakes winner scam, employment scam, online purchase scam, phishing scam, Medicare scam, grandparents scam, fake loan scam, charity scam, home-improvement scam, deputy sheriff scam, Social Security scam, government grant scam, and tech support scam. For more information look to the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, 270-384-2317.


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