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Sep 15, 2023

Scammers are using technology to trick Americans out of more money than ever before. In 2022, according to the most recent data from the Federal Trade Commission, reported consumer losses to fraud totaled $8.8 billion – a 30 percent increase from 2021. However, there are steps that can be taken to keep your money and private information safe. K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist, Elizabeth Kiss, (kish) discusses the common signs of a scam and how to avoid becoming a victim.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.