According to the Better Business Bureau, over one billion dollars has been reported lost through scams. Mara Clingingsmith with the BBB says that may be only about 10 percent of the actual amount lost because much of the money lost in scams goes unreported.
Clingingsmith appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. She says it’s the BBB’s job to educate the public on how to prevent themselves from becoming scam victims.
Clingingsmith says there has been a recent settlement made to help scam victims the used Western Union to recover their money.
Clingingsmith says if you ever have a doubt about something being a scam, always talk to someone you trust and don’t ignore that doubt.