The BBB has launched a service allowing people to both report, and view fraudulent activity targeting your community. ScamTracker allows persons located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada to report suspicious and fraudulent activity delivered via postal mail, the telephone and internet. Please note this is different from filing a complaint against a legitimate business with whom you are having a problem. ScamTracker is specifically designed to document non-existent products and services. These may include such things as:
• Removing computer viruses.
• $100 gift cards.
• Offers to lower your credit card interest rate.
• Overpayment checks.
• National and international sweepstakes.
• Government grants.
• Storm damage insurance schemes.
• Medicare abuse including free scooters and other medical supplies.
• False emails taking you to imitation web sites with malware.
• Videos and prize offers via Facebook.
• Free investment seminars pushing precious metals and high-rate returns.
• Medical discount cards and discount plans disguised as insurance
• Auto dealers participating in VIN cloning, where two vehicles are using the same VIN.
• Work-at home fraud including stuffing envelopes, assembling merchandise, medical billing and shipping stolen goods.
The BBB ScamTracker also allows you to see a map showing which areas are receiving the greatest amount of activity. Therefore, your zip code is required, and when submitting, you must certify that what you report is a truthful account of your experience. The text of your report may be publicly posted on the BBB website, and may be shared with other BBBs and with third parties such as regulatory agencies, law enforcement or other appropriate organizations for investigation.