US Attorney warns Rhode Islanders of potential cyber-fraudsters
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –US Attorney Aaron L. Weisman issued a warning to Rhode Islanders to be on the look out online scammers in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
In a statement made on Friday he urged both victims of the storm and potential donors to remain vigilant for potential would-be scammers who might take advantage of these people.
Weisman added “We have all seen the heartbreaking pictures and heard the heart wrenching details of the devastation hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Sadly, there are always heartless, greedy individuals waiting to pounce on the kindness of others and victimize them.”
The US Attorneys office says that if you believe you are a victim of cyber-fraud to file a complaint here.
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