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Montana National Guard warns of scam using its name

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Posted at 2:07 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 13:34:14-04

FORT HARRISON — The Montana National Guard has received numerous phone calls regarding scams targeting civilians.

According to the MT National Guard, these scams involve the sales of vehicles that don’t exist, asking for money to support deploying soldiers, and using the addresses of Montana National Guard facilities as business locations.

A news release says that the perpetrators of these scams usually claim to be part of the Montana National Guard. These scams have increased over the last few months and the Montana National Guard is coordinating with other agencies to inform the public about them.

To file a scam report online, the Montana Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection website is https://dojmt.gov/consumer/ or targeted personnel can call Toll-Free: 800-481-6896.

The Montana National Guard Joint Operations Center can be reached at 406-324-3000 to verify Montana National Guard activities.