For over twenty years, Wisconsin has employed an undercover investigator to try to catch scammers and prevent frauds. The investigator uses a “sucker line,” on which he gets calls from scammers thinking they’ve found another victim. After some research to determine the fraudulency of their investment offers, which usually involve either oil and gas or precious metals.
Once they determine it is a scam, they send the scammers a cease and desist letter. For the investigator, it’s all about protecting consumers from the “bad guys.”