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Thursday, January 13, 2011

BBB's Top 10 Scams from 2010

Every year, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington receives thousands of phone calls, e-mails, inquiries and complaints regarding common scams.

Here are the top ten scams for 2010 according to the BBB.

Top 10 Schemes of 2010:
  1. Lottery Scams
  2. Job Scams
  3. Debt Relief
  4. Foreclosure Rescue
  5. Timeshare Resellers
  6. Phony Debt Collectors
  7. Advance Fee Loans
  8. Free Trial Offers
  9. Phishing, Vishing and Smishing
  10. Overpayment Scams
For more information about these scams and how to avoid them, visit the BBB's website at