New tool unveiled to stop scammers
Published Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:03PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:25PM MDT
The Better Business Bureau and Western Union have teamed up to combat mass marketing fraud and have launched a new website to educate people before they become victims.
The pair launched the BBB Scam Stopper to help consumers recognize and avoid common scams.
The website outlines the top scams, how they work, who is susceptible and how to report a scam if you do fall into the trap.
Calgary BBB CEO, Sandra Crozier-McKee says Western Union approached them to partner on the campaign.
Western Union wants to fight these types of scams because criminals often use its wire service to have victims send them money.
The scammers like the money transfer service because they are instantaneous and hard to track.
"They were worried about their brand, that it was turning people off to their company and they were looking for an organization that could get this information out to consumers to say, watch for these scams,” said Crozier-McKee.
For more information, visit the BBB Scam Stopper website.