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Fighting against fraud: North Dakota organizations seek to educate residents, combat scams

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Last week in Minot a man arrived at AARP’s “Get Smart on Scams” event with a letter saying he had won a foreign lottery.

“He asked us, ‘Is this real?’” AARP spokesman Lyle Halvorson said. The letter was a fake, part of a scam to trick lucky “winners” into paying processing fees to receive their new fortune.  

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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