BBB's top scams of 2016

  
     
December 27, 2016

Top scams of 2016


Reports to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India. 

Here are the top ten scams reported to BBB of Upstate New York:

Tax collection     
Debt collections               
Online purchase              
Tech support     
Fake invoice
Employment
Government grant
Yellow pages/directories
Sweepstakes/lottery/prizes
Phishing

The top ten scams of 2016, according to BBB's Scam Tracker are:

Tax scams 
Debt collections
Sweepstakes/prizes/gifts
Online purchase
Employment
Government grant
Tech support
Advance fee loan
Fake check/money order
Phishing

Read more about the top scams of the year here.