MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont attorney general's office says it's getting an increasing number of complaints about "free money" and other financial fraud scams.
Attorney General William Sorrell says complaints have been received about grandparent and friend or relative impostor scams in which someone claiming to be a loved one in trouble in another country seeks money by wire transfer.
Other scams involve sweepstakes, lottery, and grants in which people are told they have won money but need to make a wire transfer or make a payment by check or credit card.
Sorrell is reminding people that "free money" is not free and to not give financial information to any solicitor unless you have verified the source is legitimate.
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