MILWAUKEE — The Better
Business Bureau has launched its free Scam Tracker that will
allow consumers in North America to report scams and fraud and
to find out where hot spots for scams are located.
According to the
organization, all 112 BBBs operating in Canada and the United
States are collecting information from consumers and processing
data, which is shared with law enforcement agencies for use in
identifying and prosecuting scammers.
The Scam Tracker can be
www.bbb.org/scamtracker. It offers a heat map showing where
scams are being reported. Users can search using a variety of
filters to see what scams are happening in their area, or track
a particular type of scam, or even see how much money has been
lost. Users can also report scams that they hear about, whether
or not they have fallen victim, according to the BBB.