DATCP: 20-somethings scammed out of more money than older people

College-age students who reporter scams in 2017 lost significantly more money than older consumers, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. 

The agency said the younger age group had a median loss of $400.

And as technology evolves, scams do as well.

"They’re using any medium available," said Sgt. Gordon Kowaleski of the Shawano Co. Sheriff’s Dept. "Social media, email, texting, phone calls."

If you do get a suspicious call or text, Kowaleski recommends not calling the number back. Instead, he advises to look the number up online and see if it pops up on a scam-tracking site. 



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