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BBB's Scam Tracker lets consumers report, search for coronavirus scams

Posted: 3:38 AM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 07:36:45-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — The Better Business Bureau's launched its BBB Scam Tracker four years ago. It allows you to report scams online.

The Scam Tracker also gives consumers a chance to search for scams instantly.

“You can actually zone into your area, your neighborhood, your backyard and see what's happening in your community,” said Bryan Oglesby, Director of Public Relations and Outreach for the Better Business Bureau.

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The BBB just added coronavirus scams to its database because scammers are now targeting people worried about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some victims say they paid for things like masks and wipes online and never received them and could no longer contact the seller.

If you think you are a coronavirus scam victim, visit www.bbb.org/SCAMTRACKER. On the left side of the scene where is "Search for Scams," go to the "Scam Type" section and click on COVID-19.