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Reardan Police Dept. holds info meeting

REARDAN — The Police Dept. hosted a meeting Thursday, April 18 to educate the public on cryptocurrency scams that have victimized many people in Eastern Washington. Spokane Police Dept. detective Tim Schwering was the guest speaker.

Schwering said several people in the Spokane area have lost their life savings because of cryptocurrency scams. In a typical scam, fraudsters may pose as potential romantic interests on dating sites, friends on social media, or someone offering an investment opportunity that promises a high return on investment.

Once a scammer has gained their target’s trust, he wi...


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