Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. Scammers play on our emotions and generosity. They succeed by being clever, calculating, and often cruel. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. But they also succeed because their victims have not been forewarned.
The best way to protect yourself against a scam is to be informed. Following are links for information on current scams that you should be aware of as well as tips on how not to become a victim:
Report a Scam
If you believe that you have fallen victim to a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
Scam & Fraud Resources
The following press releases, reports and pamphlets are provided for information purposes.
Better Business Bureau Consumer Tips