Have you ever been the victim of online, phone, or email scams? The Seattle Times invites you to share your experience

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  Have you ever been the victim of online, phone, or email scams?  The Seattle Times invites you to share your experience

Yes, we want to hear from you. You’ve joined a very large family. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center by May 15 had received its 6 millionth online-scam complaint since it began tracking them in 2000. And the complaint trend line is up, up, up. Email reporter Erik Lacitis at elacitis@seattletimes.com. Include your name and phone number (not for publication).

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  • Burned by a scam IRS or fake Social Security voicemail that sounded pretty darned serious? And when you called back it sounded like in the background there were a ton of people in a call center? Burned when suddenly your screen filled with “CRITICAL ALERT FROM WINDOWS? This computer is BLOCKED?” And all you did was click on a cat video?

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