By Tim Leeds 

Section 8 scam hitting state, warnings continue on medical equipment scams


April 22, 2019

A warning has been issued on a text-messaging scam targeting Section 8 participants and landlords, and warnings continue on a scam offering durable medical equipment to people.

In a release over the weekend, Montana Department of Commerce said that in the smishing — a text message phishing scam — a bogus message is sent to participants and landlords.

The text says, “Section 8 Status Error in Processing for (recipient’s name). Fix immediately for unclaimed funds,” followed by a link the scammers want the recipient to click.

“Don’t be fooled by this scam,” the release sai...

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