Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:04


Over the years, scams have come in many shapes and varieties, but they all have one thing in common: their goal is to fraudulently get your money or personal information.  With the vast improvements in technology over the past several decades, it is easier than ever for scammers to accomplish their goal.  You can avoid falling victim to a scammer by using the following tips:

What you should do if you are victim of or suspect a scam attempt?

Additional Resources:

The Federal Trade Commission offers valuable information about recent and ongoing scams, including important tips.  

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.  IC3 provides information about internet crime schemes and other types of fraud.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations shares information related to the most common scams investigated by the FBI, as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides news and information related to scam alerts, and offers scam alerts through an email alert service.  Sign up for enewsletters from the BBB here.