MILWAUKEE – The
Milwaukee-based Better Business Bureau has released its
top ten scams of 2013, according to a company statement.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella
organization for the 113 local BBBs across the U.S. and
Canada, culls its annual top 10 scams list from a
variety of sources, including reports from consumers,
federal agencies and other reliable information sources,
according to a company statement.
“These are not necessarily the scams with the biggest
losses, or those with the most victims, as many people
don’t report scams or even know they’ve been
victimized,” said Katherine Hutt, CBBB spokesperson.
“These are the scams that seemed to be the most
widespread, aimed at the most vulnerable, growing in
popularity or just plain audacious. Scams are
every-changing, but we want to help people recognize
them and be prepared the next time they get a suspicious
call, email, text or solicitation.”
The top ten scams of 2013 include: medical scam alert,
auction reseller scam, arrest warrant scam, invisible
home improvements, casting call scam, foreign currency
scam, scam texts, do not call scams and the fake friend
For more information on any of these scams, visit