If you get one of those messages claiming you were in an embarrassing video, don't click on that link!
Everyone was devastated by the tragedy that happened in Newtown, Connecticut but unfortunately, some will take advantage of tragic events and generous people to get some money. Peggy says Newtown Charity Scams made the Top 10 Scams of 2012. She says folks need to be aware of fake charities surrounding tragedies.
The Top Sales Scam involved real stars, but fake goods. Peggy Penders from the BBB says sports memorabilia and phony tickets were being sold by scammers throughout the year, with the Super Bowl, World Series, and the London Olympics.
It's a good idea to buy tickets or merchandise directly from team stores or websites.
Full List Of Top 10 Scams of 2012: Overpayment/Fake Check Scam: Car Ads Emergency Scam: Grandparents Scam Employment Scam: Mystery Shopping Advance Fee/Prepayment Scam: Nonexistent Loans Phishing Scam: President Obama Will Pay Your Utility Bills Sweepstakes/Lottery Scam: Jamaican Phone Lottery Identity Theft Scam: Fake Facebook Tweets Home Improvement Scam: Sandy “Storm Chasers” Sales/Rental Scam: Real Stars, Fake Goods Scam of the Year: Newtown Charity Scams
For more information on the BBB's Top 10 Scams of 2012, click here.