USDA investigating scam victimizing farmers

Hawkes, Logan
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/27/2012, p9
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued warnings to farmers coast-to-coast based on reports of fraudulent faxes and phone calls that request for personal and financial information in four states. namely, Alabama, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. USDA officials cautioned farmers to first confirm the validity of the request with the USDA before responding to requests by phone, fax or mail.


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