Scammers exploit baby formula shortage: What to know

Thieves are trying to steal your money, information

Baby formula is in high demand, and scammers know it. A Help me Hank scam alert reveals how high-tech thieves are trying to trick parents and leave them without any formula.

Baby formula is in high demand and scammers know it.

High-tech thieves are trying to trick parents by taking their money and leaving them without any formula.

Right now, Josh Guerrero is like a lot of parents frustrated searching for baby formula for his own daughter.

People have been visiting multiple stores, scouring the net desperately searching for formula but not having any luck.

Scammers know it’s in high demand and they’re making their move.

Keep an eye out for the following scams:

  • Email scams that ask for banking information
  • Text message scams with fake links
  • Facebook scams
  • Price gouging

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About the Author:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.