October 20, 2021

Be aware of hay scams when buying and selling online | News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The internet can be a great place to do business and make connections that wouldn’t otherwise be possible in rural America. However, the anonymity on the internet can also make it tough to know who you’re doing business with.

Kaitlynn Glover is executive director of the Public Lands Council. Late in April, the PLC received multiple unconfirmed reports of hay scams directly targeting the agriculture community.

“Specifically with this hay situation that we’ve seen this year, we’ve seen it in the past years, but there are new technologies that emerge and allow people who want to do bad things to do them more efficiently. We’ve seen a few folks who have either bought hay, and it’s never been delivered, or they’ve…

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