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Consumers, businesses often become victims

Feb 01, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

DTE said about 200 people were scammed last year by fake bill collectors pretending to be from the utility.

If you're a con artist desperately trying to convince a consumer that they've really won $1.5 million in a sweepstakes, why not put a government "authority" on the line to confirm that it's all true?

A man in his 70s in Washington state "heard" from Stacy Canan, who leads the Office for Older Americans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.

Except...