During the heart of the pandemic, online sales were absolutely through the roof. Even though COVID-19 seems to be on the downside, the bad guys are still furiously trying to grab your online shopping money and more.
I know, I write about scams going around and through Rockford and the Rockford area quite a bit. The reason is pretty simple. I'm outraged by what scammers are doing to senior citizens, people who are barely getting by, young people, and families.
With most of the world concentrating on getting through a global pandemic and keeping themselves and their families safe, sheltered, and fed, 2020's scam artists had other things in mind. Like ripping you off in a variety of ways.
You've got phony charities out there trying to making you sorry for being altruistic, puppy fraud scams taking your money and giving you a broken heart, and now a couple of other scams are making headway, too.
Since we've officially entered the "giving season," lots of us are looking for charitable groups and organizations that could really use a helping hand. Given the pandemic and resulting hardships, there's a pretty big list of them asking for help.