VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - This time of year can be dangerous for consumers. That's why officials from West Virginia's Attorney General's Office are traveling throughout the state to warn shoppers of potential scams.
On Friday, a representative from Patrick Morrisey's office held a mobile office at the Vienna Senior Center. The mobile offices are set up for West Virginians to discuss consumer-related issues.
The field rep at the center says during the holiday season, you should not wire money unless you know for sure who you're sending it to.
"It's very difficult for us to get that money back and it's very hard to trace as well. With that being said if anybody ever ask you to pay in the form of a gift card an itunes card a money gram that should send up a red flag because that's usually how scammers ask for their payment," Brooke Albright, consumer representative with the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General, said.
The information sessions are open to the public. The next one in our area will take place at Calhoun County Committee on Aging Inc. #3 Market Street in Grantsville on December 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.