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Scams Becoming More Technologically Advanced
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on January 25, 2014 @ 8:05PM
Created on January 25, 2014 @ 4:17PM

It may seem like every other week, you hear about a new scam that's targeting our area.

Experts said scams, especially ones that start on the Internet, have grown drastically over the last ten years.

They said as soon as they get rid of one, another one seems to step right in and take its place. What's even scarier is many of these scams are hard to spot.

Hackers can set up fake websites that look exactly like real thing and snatch your money. Scammers can trick people into releasing their financial and private information through emails that mimic official websites.

Not only do you have to worry about protecting your money, but your private information too. Police said it can be extremely hard to catch these criminals.

"With more people having access to the Internet, the fact that we've got smartphones now that you're able to have Internet just about everywhere, they're able to contact more people through it than they used to say about ten years ago," said Lieutenant M.J. Lemley of the Bridgeport Police Department.

If you get a suspicious email asking for money or an email saying you've won the lottery, police say don't even think about opening it. This way, they can't get a hold of any more of your info.


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