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What you need to know about phone scams

(foreground) Max Irwin, and (background) Elizabeth Murray and Brendan Hurley on "Connections"
Megan Mack
(foreground) Max Irwin, and (background) Elizabeth Murray and Brendan Hurley on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 8, 2023
A smiling man with short dark hair wearing a blue button-down shirt and a grey blazer. He is holding a pair of eyeglasses. The word "Connections" appears on the left side of the photo in vertical letters.

We’ve been hearing about phone scams happening in the community. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is tracking them. Some scams involve the use of AI. What do community members need to know, and how can you identify that something is a scam?

Our guests walk us through it:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.