Nevada Attorney General warns of cyber-scams targeting children

October 30, 2019 – The Nevada Attorney General’s office is warning families about cyber-scams that target children.

Scammers may use apps, games and social networking sites to get kids to share confidential information, Aaron Ford’s office said in a statement.

False ads can offer cheap or free items or a scholarship. Some scams also use messaging platforms to claim an account could be deleted or locked unless they click on a link that is used to farm passwords and other personal information.

“Scammers don’t discriminate,” Ford said in a statement. “All users, even young adults, should be cautious about sharing their personal information.”

Officials advise all people to avoid sharing any personal information for suspect offers and update accounts through an app or website.

Anyone who believes they have fallen victim to a scam can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office or Federal Trade Commission.

By Matthew Seeman, News 3 Las Vegas
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