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Avoiding Scams: Here Are Some Warning Signs

The recent apprehension and prosecution of a Miami, Florida, man has brought fraudulent activity to the forefront in Kimball. Suspect Abraham Espinoza traveled to Kimball from Florida to retrieve tens of thousands of dollars from a victim of a computer scam.

Here are four signs from the Federal Trade Commission on how to avoid a scam:

• Scammers pretend to be from an organization you know. They act to contact you on behalf of the government, Social Security, the IRS, or Medicare. They might also pretend to be from a business such as a utility company, tech company, or even a charity. Be aware...