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BBB releases top 10 scams reported in 2022

The Better Business Bureau released its Scam Tracker Risk Report which outlined the top 10 scams in Canada in 2022. March is also Fraud Prevention Month. Most of the fraud involved improvement scams followed by cryptocurrency scams. Wes Lafortune, the media and communications specialist with the southern Alberta BBB told us why these two were […]Read More

BBB: 12 Scams of Christmas

The holiday season is a time when families get together to celebrate Christmas. The Better Business Bureau says scammers work extra hard during the holidays to prey on consumers. The BBB released their 12 Scams of Christmas which highlights some of the top scams such as fake websites, puppy scams and romance scams. Wes Lafortune, […]Read More

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 […]Read More

Millions of dollars lost in advance fee loan scams

Scammers are now posing as money lenders and are ripping off Canadians of millions of dollars. That’s according to a report released by the Better Business Bureau saying that fraudulent advance fee loans are the culprit. Advance fee loan scams are when you are asked to send money in response to potentially getting a loan. […]Read More

New phishing scam on the rise through texts

More than one million homes and businesses in Alberta are now eligible for electricity rebates thanks to the Alberta government. The Electricity Rebate Program will provide $150 in total energy rebates with $50 for three consecutive months all through energy retailers. With good news also comes those who see an opportunity. Wes Lafortune, the Media […]Read More

BBB releases report highlighting top 10 scams

Scammers are all around us and the Better Business Bureau has released a report to help protect Canadians. The Scam Tracker Canadian Risk Report highlights the top 10 scams you can watch out for. Staff say cryptocurrency is currently the riskiest scam in our country. March is also Fraud Prevention Month and the BBB is […]Read More

BBB warning about romance scams

The Better Business Bureau of southern Alberta is warning about finding love in all the wrong places this Valentine’s Day. Romance fraud increases on days like today. A lot of these fraudsters start with fake profiles on dating sites. Photos are usually stolen from real accounts. The scammer will build a relationship with the victim […]Read More

BBB offers tips to combat toy scams

The Better Business Bureau is urging shoppers to be extra vigilant this Christmas season. The organization says toys are just one of over 400 different product categories that have been targeted by scammers. How the scam works is consumers are searching for the hottest toys in store but they are all sold out. Quick searches […]Read More

BBB provides tips to combat cold weather scams

The Better Business Bureau of southern Alberta is warning consumers about a recent spike in complaints for furnace and duct cleaning. These are issues surrounding warranty, billing concerns, and shoddy work. The Media and Communications Specialist for the BBB, Wes Lafortune, says he has some tips for you to look out for if you are […]Read More

BBB asking consumers to be wary when donating funds

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta and East Kootenay is warning consumers to do their research when they make donations to charitable organizations. With the recent Haiti earthquake and those stuck in Afghanistan from the recent Taliban attacks, there is a desire to help those who need it. Wes Lafortune, the Communications Specialist for […]Read More

BBB warns about vacation scams

With the potential of new travel opportunities coming for Canadians, this also means vacation scams are on the rise. The Better Business Bureau says to watch out for fraud involving free vacations, hotel scams, and third party booking site scams. The BBB is warning vacationers to be wary and offered tips on how to best […]Read More