TRAVERSE CITY — More than 2,500 scam and robo-calls have been reported to the Michigan Attorney General’s office so far this year — but that’s only a fraction of the number of fraudulent messages sent out each day.

Caller ID and spam blocker application truecaller estimated 56 million Americans lost money to scam calls in 2020 according to its most recent report.

Officials say scam artists are just as crafty and dangerous as ever.

Stephanie Grace of the Attorney General’s Office said little can be done to prevent receiving fraudulent messages. Scammers may easily scour the internet for phone numbers and email addresses on social media pages or in leaked data from companies that use computer systems.

Knowing how to spot a scam is the easiest way to keep from being scammed,…

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