Letter: Online fraud

To the editor:

I appreciated reading the eye-opening article by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson about the risks of accidentally reaching a “look-alike website” while trying to access government services.

In addition to the suggestions in this article for the prevention of on-line fraud when seeking government services, there is a large range of safe and free internet resources at our public libraries. A relatively new site is Ramsey County LawHelp, which provides information about self-help legal resources available to Ramsey County residents, along with links to nonprofit legal aid and court programs serving Ramsey County.

For residents in need of assistance in using a computer, our local libraries offer free technology classes made available by donations to the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

Mary Carter
Board Member, Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries
North Oaks

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