BBB's Top Ten Scams Of 2009 In Eastern North Carolina

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
10. Robocalls

To see more details about these scams, click here.


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  • by Scooter Location: washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    HAHAHAHA I love how every post on here had nothing to do with the article and quickly turned to Bush/Obongo politics. Ha I love it!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 03:18 PM
    Vance, what about Barlows last post on the ice sculpture on global warming, now that was a scam.....
  • by Vance on Jan 7, 2010 at 01:15 PM
    What about Obama saying the negotiations on this health care would be held on C-Span not behind close doors.That was his campaign promise.Now its behind close doors.
  • by Vance on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM
    What about Macheal Obama having 22 assistance and the other first ladies had only one.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    What about Nancy Pelosi, I didn't know they were waterboarding..........they never told us that......
  • by Vance on Jan 7, 2010 at 10:20 AM
    What about the Nobel Peace Prize and what about Copenhagen.What about a Birth Certificate.
  • by Vance on Jan 7, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    Joker305th there were over 200 canisters of musturd an sarin gas found.All they had to do was to put on a war head or whatever.If you remember those were the weapons that were used to kill thousands of kurds.So no scam thier they were found.Although when they found them they were diluted but were still capable of killing many.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 09:38 AM
    Actually, Obama also for saying taxes were only going up on those making $200 thousand a year. Joker, hope you can afford $4000 next year if cap and trade pass....now go get some koolaid!
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2010 at 09:12 AM
    Obama campaigning back in 2008 should be Number One in Top Ten Scams Ever! Obama won both the popular vote 53%-46% and the electoral votes 349-163 over McCain. The Biggest Scam in recorded history. Eliminate the Scam Artists by voting Republican!
  • by Hondro on Jan 7, 2010 at 08:50 AM
    They also left out Obama's health care scam.
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