BBB launches interactive Scam Tracker tool

Freeman Staff

Nov. 10, 2015

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 access at 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.