BBB Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

Last week we told you about the top scam for 2015 according to the Better Business Bureau. That scam involved a bogus member of the Internal Revenue Service contacting people by phone to inform them that they owed back taxes, and that they needed give the caller their bank account information in order to take care of the issue.

Today, Carrie Rossman, Director of the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust gives us a few tips intended to keep the scamsters at bay.

Rossman said there is a new online tool available that’s intended to help eliminate scams altogether.

The BBB’s “Scam Tracker” can be accessed by clicking here.

In a related matter, the Sheridan Senior Center will host a community fraud watch presentation this evening at 5:30. Les Engelter with AARP will present tips on how to prevent fraud, and warning signs of how to detect it. The presentation will also include a detective with the Sheridan Police Department, who’ll discuss some of the scams that have surfaced locally.