BBB Releases List Of Top 10 Scams of 2012

The BBB has released the Top 10 Scams of 2012, each in a special category. The Top Overpayment and Fake Check Scam was about Car Ads. Peggy Penders from the BBB explained this ad.

Top Identity Theft Scam was one that involved Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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