The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina has released their top ten scams of 2009 in hopes you'll be able to bystep them in 2010.
“While many of these scams are perennial problems, some scams were distinct in 2009 because of the economic climate and scammers taking advantage of the top headlines,” said Beverly Baskin, President & CEO of BBB serving Eastern North Carolina. “Some of these scams plagued consumers both nationally and locally, but we received information on all of these scams from multiple consumers in Eastern North Carolina.”
The list is as follows:
1. Mystery Shopping Scams
2. Google Work from Home Scam
3. Phishing e-mails/H1N1 spam
4. Over-Payment Scams
5. “Free” Trial Offers
6. Stimulus/Government Grant Scams
7. Advanced Fee Loan Scams
8. Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue/Debt Assistance
9. Friend/Family in Distress
To see more details about these scams, click here.