AG Morrisey warns consumers of promotion scam | Journal-news


CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned of a promotion scam that deceives consumers and lures them into providing cash or personal information in exchange for fraudulent discounts, upgrades or billing credits. His office has learned of the scam circulating in Berkeley County.

Those perpetrating the scam often claim to represent an established utility, service provider or other familiar company, such as satellite or cable television providers.

“Everyone wants a discount or the latest upgrade, however, consumers must be cautious with any unexpected offer,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Scams often play on one’s emotions with hopes to pressure the victim to act out of fear or excitement. Be calm, ask questions and never give money or information to a stranger.”


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