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Phone scams are heating up in rural America

There has been another rise in the number of phone scams we are seeing. They seem to be going in ebbs and flows. Being a victim can be catastrophic for a normal household. However, when your farming operation is hanging in the balance, it can be even more devastating.

Some phone scams may not even be out to get your money right away, sometimes they may be doing their homework for a later attack. Sean Voskuhl of AARP says all farm employees and managers need to be up to speed on how to avoid these kinds of scams.

One trick scammers use is to use a local number to put the potential victim at ease about giving out information to what they may perceive to be a local business.

Voskuhl runs down a few options farm owners should consider to protect themselves.