BBB Launches Scam Tracker Program - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

BBB Launches Scam Tracker Program

     Scams come in many different forms. From phone calls to emails that take over your computer, they've become more sophisticated. 
     Luckily, the Better Business Bureau is working to become more sophisticated in reporting these scams as well. 
     The second week of November the BBB rolled out its BBB Scam Tracker program.
     "It gives consumers the ability to report scams and things that are going on in our area and we can see that information real time," Monica Horton, President & CEO of BBB North Central Texas said. 
     All 112 BBB's operating in the U.S. and Canada are now collecting information from consumers and sharing that information with law enforcement agencies. 
     "Hopefully the people who have the authority to go after these guys will catch up with them eventually if we can get these scams reported," Horton said. 
     All you have to do to report a scam is head to bbb.org/scamtracker/us. Once you're there click on "report scam", then fill out the online form and click submit. 
     BBB officials said it should take around 24 hours for the entry to be screened and then put up on the scam tracker map. 
     "I like the real time delivery, we've always had within our network of Better Business Bureau's. We're familiar with scams and we know what's going on, but I like the real time aspect of this scam tracker program," Horton said. 
     Residents are thankful something like this is being offered. 
     "It just seems like now a days most people instead of trying to do good and help others, it's capitalize on others make their wealth," Tory Wherry of Wichita Falls said. 
     "I think it's a great idea, especially people think that older people aren't computer savvy and that's a great idea for getting the word out so that people can check and see what's going on and protect themselves," Jan Harris of Wichita Falls said. 
     The free program is up and running, click here to take a look at scams in your neighborhood. 
     

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