Who would know better about how to deal with online scams and swindles than the Better Business Bureau (BBB)? When people are ripped off, the trusted organization is the first place many victims will go to file a complaint, and this infographic shows you the top 10 scams that ensnared unsuspecting victims in the U.S. and Canada last year, as reported to the BBB.
It’s better to ask questions first than file a complaint later, and the BBB tells us that in this infographic, an inquiry consists of “a customer seeking out our business information,” and that generally happens before a purchase. The BBB handles complaints after purchases as well, which are listed separately on the table below.
As you’re probably aware, most scams won’t work unless a prospective victim willingly participates. So keep in mind: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.