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Missouri Viewpoints Discusses ID Scams that Target the Youth & Robocalls

(St. Charles, MO) – We’ve all heard about the scams that target people during the holiday season but there’s also a threat to your personal information before then.

Being younger and tech-savvy isn’t always a defense, either.

Chris Thetford from the Better Business Bureau’s St. Louis office says college students are increasingly the target of crooks. He’s got the details on what the scams look like, the damage they can do and how to protect yourself and your college student. The advice is also good information for high school students.

Also, for the most part, we hate them. “Robocalls” are sometimes done for marketing reasons, sometimes for debt collections and sometimes for legitimate daily business reasons.

John Sondag from AT&T Missouri* tells us how to sort the legitimate from the scams and what to do about unwanted “robocalls”.

*ATT Missouri is a sponsor of “Missouri Viewpoints”

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