BBB Scam Top 10 Scams of 2015

When Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Tracker earlier this year, it was expected that tax scams would be high on the list. What was surprising was how high; more than the next three categories put together. In the first 10,000 scam reports processed by BBB, a whopping 24% were about impostors pretending to be either the Internal Revenue Service (2,363 reports) or the Canadian Revenue Agency (50 reports). The rest of the top ten were all some form of impostor scam: debt collection scam, sweepstakes scam, tech support scam, government grant scam, etc. About 85% of those reporting scams to BBB recognized them as frauds before any money was stolen, but the Top Ten Scams still account for more than $1 million dollars lost from those who filed with BBB.

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