WI Better Business Bureau: Happy Anniversary, BBB Scam Alert!

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Happy Anniversary, BBB Scam Alert!

Milwaukee, Wis. – It’s been two years since Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Alert, a weekly e-newsletter with information about the very latest scams. In 2012, Scam Alert became part of BBB Scam Stopper, a consumer education program developed by BBB in partnership with Western Union.

Since the launch of BBB Scam Alert, consumers have been warned about more than 100 scams, including phishing, identity theft, election-related fraud, door-to-door swindles, the grandparent scam, robo-calls, and charity scams following tragedies and natural disasters. Some scams reference the latest technologies (real or imagined) to peak your curiosity; others refer to irresistible images (like the royal baby) to get you to click.

Scams all have one thing in common: a crook who wants to take your money in one form or another. Check out BBB Scam Stopper to learn more about scams and the techniques scammers use. Sign up for BBB Scam Alerts and other BBB news delivered right to your in-box.

For more tips you can trust, visit http://www.bbb.org and for the latest, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.wisconsin.bbb.org or 414-847-6000 (metro Milwaukee), 920-734-4352 (Appleton), 608-268-2221 (Madison) or 1-800-273-1002 (elsewhere in Wisconsin). Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.