BBB reveals top 10 scams of 2018

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released the top 10 scams of 2018, with romance scams taking the top spot.

Here’s the list:
1. Romance scams
2. Income tax extortion scams
3. Online purchase scams
4. Employment scams
5. Phishing
6. Subscription scams
7. Advance fee loans
8. Tech support scams
9. Home improvement scams
10. Bank investigator scams

Reporting scams and frauds plays a vital role in assisting law enforcement and organizations like the Better Business Bureau to gather accurate statistics, as well as track, apprehend and prosecute criminals. If you are a victim or you have encountered a business or offer that sounds like an illegal scheme or fraud, tell BBB about it by visiting www.bbb.org/scamtracker. Scam Tracker not only allows you to report scams, but to also identity the ones that may be operating in your area.

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Make cybersecurity a priority by regularly changing the passwords to your online accounts. Using strong passwords and changing them every few months makes it difficult for scammers and hackers to gain access to confidential information. On March 15, try changing the passwords for the top 3 online accounts you would not want to get hacked. Celebrate BBB Password Day by using #bbbpasswordday to show you have changed your passwords and that you are promoting proactive cybersecurity. -CINEWS

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