Better Business Bureau has launched BBB Scam Tracker to provide consumers in the U.S. and Canada with a place to report scams and fraud, and to warn others of malicious or suspicious activities. You can see the latest fraud reports from around the country, or focus on your neighborhood and see what’s happening there.
The free interactive online tool – found at bbb.org/scamtracker – offers a heat map showing the scams that have been reported. Users can search and narrow results using filters. You can find out what scams are happening in Seattle, track a particular type of scam, or even see what financial impact a scam has caused. Users can also report scams that they hear about, whether or not they have fallen victim.
Scam Tracker is crowd-sourced, meaning scam victims report the fraud themselves. The BBB doesn’t investigate each report, but instead shares the information with law enforcement agencies for use in identifying and prosecuting scammers.
More information about Scam Tracker can be found HERE.