This week is National Consumer Protection Week. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is warning the public about the type of scams that can occur and what to look out for.

"People should not agree to deposit a check or wire a money back from people they don't know," said Fox. "What we see is that people will get checks and they aren't expecting them and it is kind of a temptation and enticing that maybe you'll get some money. There are a lot of 'good hearted' people who are sucked in to these things. If its too good to be true, you shouldn't be involved."

Fox says it is important that people contact his office if they think any scams are taking place.

"If you suspect a scam contact our office and we will help you work through it," Fox said. "If you become a victim of a scam, let us know. We can hopefully help you get whatever it is you lost, but we can also alert other Montanans that the scam is out there."

To report a scam or get more information, call the Montana Office of Consumer Protection at 1-800-481-6896 or visit

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