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Stimulus scams target elderly


April 15, 2020

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The District Attorney's office makes an effort to monitor for reports about media scams. With the CARES Act being passed, the DA's office encourages all Boulder County citizens to look out for suspicion information about the stimulus checks set to come out.

In an increasingly digital age, when it's easier than ever to connect with millions of people, it has also become easier to take advantage of others. Gone are the days of snake-oil salesmen; instead, the public must be on the lookout for digital imposters everywhere.

"We always hear about an uptick in scams when there is any government activity affecting the public, and especially our older adult population – tax time every year, the new Medicare cards that came out in late 2018, the census, etc," said Boulder County Senior Deputy District Attorney Christian Gardner-Wood.

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