A new and enhanced tool to help out those who have been scammed has been unveiled. The Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta and East Kootenay announced the launch of the enhanced Scam Tracker that will help people learn about scams, report them and learn how to not fall victim to fraudsters. Officials from the BBB estimate that Scam Tracker has saved North American consumers more than $31 million in 2021 alone.
“You know, we know that a lot of people don’t report the scams that they bump into. Only about five per cent of people report. But why it’s so important to report them is because then your friends know, your family know, your neighbours, whatever, your colleagues, and that’s a part of an education process to become knowledgeable about what to watch out for in terms of scams. And as we know, at this point, we have to all become knowledgeable about scams because they’re happening everyday,” says the media and communications specialist for the southern Alberta BBB, Wes Lafortune.
Scam Tracker was originally launched by the BBB in 2015 and consumers now have the option to easily report scams through a desktop or phone.
You can visit the BBB Scam Tracker site for more information http://BBB.org/scamtracker