Don't Get Hooked By A Scam

March 05, 2013

Scams rip people off to the tune of billions of dollars every year. Now you can fight back with BBB Scam Stopper, developed in partnership with Western Union.

Know Your Scam

Whether it's a knock on your door or an email in your in-box, when a stranger wants to offer you something that sounds "too good to be true," it probably is. Likewise, when you hear from friend or family member in trouble and in desperate need of money, it may be "too bad to be true." These scenarios are two of the most common tactics used to scam people. Learn more so you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Here are the most common types of scams.

The Top Scams of 2012

Did you get a Tweet from a friend saying that you've been tagged in an embarrassing video on Facebook? Did you get an offer for a loan with "no credit check need"? Did you get a message saying that President Obama would pay your utility bills? Don't be fooled.

Check out the Top Ten Scams of 2012.

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Be a scam-savvy consumer. You'll hear about the latest scams as soon as we do. Weekly emails tell you about the most prevalent scams and offer tips on what to do.

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Be a Scam Detective

Heard about a new scam? Let us know! By filing a scam report with BBB, you are helping everyone stay on top of the newest twists.

Report a scam.