Mich. Pot Regulator Says Scammers Impersonating Officials

By Sam Reisman (February 4, 2021, 6:02 PM EST) -- Michigan's cannabis regulator warned on Thursday that the agency had received multiple reports of fraudsters impersonating state officials in order to extract money or information about pot shops' security systems.

A bulletin from Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency said several businesses had been contacted by people who used pot licensees' business data, including names of owners and other relevant details, to dupe employees into handing over money or photographs of the business' alarm systems, inventory and layouts.

The MRA did not say how many cases of fraud or attempted fraud it had been alerted to. In one instance, a business lost $100,000...

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