The Better Business Bureau (BBB) in the US has launched a handy Scam Tracker that makes it easy for US residents to stay informed about scams that may be occurring in their area. The tracker allows you to click on your state via an interactive map and review a list of common scams. You can then click on items within the list to read more information about a particular scam.
Alternatively, you can access scam information by using various search parameters such as the name and type of scam, the state, the amount of dollars lost, and the reporting data rang.
You can also report scams via the same interface.
This is a very handy tool and a great site for US residents to bookmark.
Last updated: November 12, 2015
First published: April 1, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
BBB Scam Tracker
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!