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New Alert System Warns Vermonters Of Financial Scams

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Vermont has launched a statewide alert system to warn residents of financial scams.

The system is an expansion of the VT-Alert system. It will allow authorities to send emails, texts or prerecorded telephone messages when a new financial scam emerges.
Attorney General T.J. Donovan tells the Times Argus that scams are the number one complaint his office receives. He says telephone, internet, mail and door-to-door scams affect thousands of Vermonters each year, amounting to a losses of "hundreds of thousands of dollars."
He says his office will send alerts to Vermonters who sign up for VT Scam Alert.
To do so, call 1-800-649-2424 or visit www.consumer.vermont. gov.
Vermonters who already received notifications from VT-Alert can add the scam alerts at www.vtalert.gov.
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