Most consumers know someone who has been scammed out of money or victimized by identity theft, but recent news suggests that fraudsters are finally ready to retire from scamming.
In reality, Better Business Bureau receives reports of scams and identity theft on a daily basis. Don’t be an April fool; education is the best defense. BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington offers help:
Scam Source: Stay informed on current national news and report scams at akorww.bbb.org/scam-source.
Alerts: Find timely local tips at akorww.bbb.org/bbb-news.
Complaints: Tell BBB about it. File complaints on companies at bbb.org.
Identity Theft Prevention: Understand what identity thieves look for and how they obtain it. Visit akorww.bbb.org/identity-theft-prevention.
Secure Your ID Day: Shred unneeded documents and recycle old cell phones on April 21, 2012. Find locations at akorww.bbb.org/secure-your-id.