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Beware of hay scams

Residents should be warned that scams are looking to take your money. 

Missouri’s drought conditions are getting worse, resulting in spiking hay prices due to supply and demand. 

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is warning farmers and ranchers to be on the lookout for hay scammers. 

Fake advertisements, primarily posted on Facebook, reportedly have led to a dozen complaints by Missouri farmers. 

When farmers respond to a fake ad, they are told to wire money into a bank account, after which the hay will be delivered. 

However, farmers haven’t been receiving their promised hay. 

Missourians who believe they have been scammed should contact the state Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline or visit

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