With the economy the way it is, many vulnerable people fell victim to scam artists. According to the Better Business Bureau’s website scams of 2010 usually targeted job hunters, financially strapped families. Senior citizens are particulary vulnerable and call us asking about lottery checks they received in the mail. Listed Below are the Top Ten Scams of 2010. Knowledge is power, so hopefully this information will prevent you from being scammed.
The Better Business Bureau today released a list of the top 10 scams, rip-offs and complaint types of 2010 for Upstate New York. Job hunters and those struggling to make money and get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and deceptive businesses in this tough economy.
“Scammers had a field day even though the economy is showing signs of a mend, targeting struggling families who were looking for work and trying to make ends meet,” said David Polino, Better Business Bureau President. “While some of the most popular scams are persistent problems that continue to plague consumers, some new additions to the list are signs of our tough economic times.”