The perpetrators stand on street corners or sometimes walk through traffic holding signs with the word “funeral” written at the top. Their posters feature a young person’s photo and request donations to pay for the funeral.
Police say there has recently been a sharp increase in reports from residents claiming they have been coaxed into sending nude images of themselves to subjects they met online or through social media apps.
Scammers, they're everywhere -- on your computer, on your phone, online --- and since the pandemic, the Better Business Bureau says these thieves are not only targeting those who have money, but those seeking employment too.
Like many in Michiana, Dale Hudak says he could use a month off paying rent after being laid off and denied for unemployment benefits, since the start of the pandemic.
When he saw the letter saying Waterford Glen was waiving rent fees for May, he said he was skeptical.