How to Avoid Summer Scams
Featuring: Better Business Bureau
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we’re talking about scams to avoid this Summer.
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The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is the
network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada.
Like BBBs, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and
responsive relationships between businesses and
consumers -- instilling consumer confidence and advancing
a trustworthy marketplace for all. Follow @BBB_US
BBB Scam Stopper has the latest
info on scams. Report your scam &
sign up for our Scam Alerts here:
Scammers want either your money or your
identity. Be wary of unsolicited emails.
Don’t send money to someone you never met.
- Better Business Bureau
There are great vacation deals online.
How can you verify the offer is legitimate?
Vacation scams heat up in the Summer.
If the deal seems fishy, Google the phone number
or website to see if others report problems.
- Better Business Bureau
Use only trusted sites like Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz, etc.
And always check them with the Better Business Bureau.
Tweet by @AdvantageCCS
VACATION RESEARCH TIP
How do you know if the tickets you’re
buying online are real?
Sometimes scammers try to trick consumers by asking
them to wire money for tickets. Don’t do it.
Tweet by @BostonBBB
TICKET SCAM TIP
Buying a ticket from the official website
promoting the concert is usually your best bet.
Reseller sites can get tricky.
What are popular online scams to know about?
Apartment hunting on Craigslist can be precarious.
Advanced payments on a place you haven’t seen yet. No thanks.
Tweet by @AmericaSaves
There are scams online that target people looking
for scholarships and financial aid.
Tweet by @AmOneMoney
POPULAR ONLINE SCAMS
Phishing is definitely something to watch out for.
Make sure you’re consistently aware of reported scams.
Tweet by @Quizzle
Any final tips to help us avoid getting
ripped off this Summer?
Trust your instincts. If it doesn’t feel quite right or is too good
to be true, it’s probably a scam.
Tweet by @Krissylynn
Be careful when downloading apps
or software on your mobile device.
Never give out credit card info
over the phone unless you called --
and know who you’re talking with.
Do your research, check out return
policies, go to BBB.org for BBB
business reviews before handing
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