More than 30,000 scams were reported to Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker in 2016.
The following list is based on scams reported by consumers on bbb.org/scamtracker, a free interactive online tool launched in 2015 by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust. Not all consumers lost money, as many recognized the scam before being victimized but reported it anyway to help warn others.
2016 Top Scams in Alaska
2016 Top Scams in Oregon
2016 Top Scams in Washington
2016 Top Scams in Montana
2016 Top Scams in Idaho:
The ‘Other’ group refers to scams that were not listed as a given category on Scam Tracker. Across BBB serving the Northwest’s territory there were more than 2,100 scams reported in 2016. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a scam should contact their local law enforcement and report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.
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