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LA CROSSE TALK PM: From Facebook frauds to Nigerian prince emails, scams are so much better, and worse

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The La Crosse Scam Jam takes place from 8:30 a.m. - noon on Oct. 24 at the Radisson in downtown La Crosse.

Believe it or not, those Nigerian prince email scams are still out there. They’re just better and use A.I. now. That was one of the things we discussed Monday on La Crosse Talk PM with Jay Haapala, who runs the AARP fraud awareness program in Minnesota.


La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.


He joined WIZM to talk scams and fraud, as a bit of a preview to an event they’ll host next week in La Crosse.

We hit on Facebook Marketplace frauds, the lack of law enforcement to go after these groups and just who is it that’s getting taken advantage of — because it’s not who you think.

The LaX Scam Jam event, which is free, runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 at the Radisson downtown and will include expert speakers and local resources.

It also includes free breakfast, but you must register at the AARP website.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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