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Internet Sites Continued Sources of Theft by Deception

Internet Sites Continued Sources of Theft by Deception - The Beacon


By: Tom

Internet Sites Continued Sources of Theft by Deception

Some popular internet sites continue to be used by operators who seek to take your hard-earned dollars by luring you into thinking that you’re getting a great bargain on highly sought after products. Your Tri-State BBB® wants to caution our readers to be very careful when making such “purchases” on these popular sites.

In these instances, the operators offer products at very attractive prices on internet classified advertising sites. The victim is then instructed to deposit cash funds into an account designated by the schemer. Once funds are deposited, no products are ever delivered.

If you’ve been victimized by such an operation, you may visit and report it there. BBB Scam Tracker provides your information to law enforcement organizations as well as other agencies with regulatory authority that may assist in capturing these fraudulent operators. You may also contact your local law enforcement agencies to report this kind of crime. If you have questions regarding BBB Scam Tracker, you may contact your local BBB for more information. If you live in the region of the BBB serving Evansville and the Tri-State, you may call our office at (812) 473-0202, or you may also visit where you can Start With Trust®.

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Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.