The Better Business Bureau knows that getting ready to go back to school can be stressful and doesn't want residents to have to deal with the extra stress of dealing with back to school scams.
Mara Clingingsmith is with the Better Business Bureau, she says with the variety of different things that are needed it is best to do your research and shop smarter.
Clingingsmith says buying in bulk for the classroom could be a way to save some money. Another option is using a .edu email as most stores offer a discount for students.
Clingingsmith appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.