Enhanced Scam Tracker unveiled by BBB

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

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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