Missourians lose nearly $2.5 million to scam artists so far this yearAugust 18, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the first six months of 2011, Missouri consumers have been scammed out of nearly $2.5 million, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said his office received more than 38,000 consumer inquiries in the first half of the year, resulting in $2,498,032 in restitution being paid out to victims of scam artists.
The attorney general said Missourians who have been financially wronged are encouraged to file complaints with his office’s consumer protection hotline at 800-292-8222 or online at www.ago.mo.gov.
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