Better Business Bureau: Scam Tracker

ST. LOUIS, MO(KTVI)- Scammers are out to get your money and the better business bureau wants you to be protected. A new service will allow you to find out from other consumers about people who’ve ripped them off. It’s called Scam Tracker.

Chris Thetford of the Better Business Bureau explains.

All 112 BBBs operating in Canada and the United States are collecting information from consumers and processing data, which is shared with law enforcement agencies for use in identifying and prosecuting scammers.

The free interactive online tool offers a heat map showing where scams are being reported. Users can search using a variety of filters to see what scams are happening in their area, or track a particular type of scam, or even see how much money has been lost. Users can also report scams that they hear about, whether or not they have fallen victim.