A New Tool to Fight Scams
Better Business Bureau offers new way for consumers to detect scammers
The consumer protection attorneys at Finn Law Group are highlighting an updated tool from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) that is designed to help consumers detect and prevent scams and fraud.
Here are the updates provided in the newest version of BBB’s scam tracker:
It is now easier for consumers to report scams via mobile or desktop
It now includes a new guided questionnaire that makes it quick and easy to report a scam
Consumers can now review and edit their reports before submission, and then share the report with friends and family via social media or email
They also have the option to receive updates about the constantly evolving tactics that scammers use
An upgraded search function enables consumers to search scams in the tool by URL, email address, phone number and more
The BBB Scam Tracker is a helpful, free tool that anyone can access and use. Searching for or reporting on scams is easy to do by going online to the Scam Tracker. The bureau routinely collects data and analyzes it to generate scam alerts. These updates appear on the Scam Tracker regularly, so users are always in-the-know about new schemes.
The update comes just as new scams related to Buy Now, Pay Later loans are getting some attention:
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