BBB Warns About Online Shopping Scams

(Wisconsin) The Better Business Bureau serving Wisconsin says residents lost $93-thousand-dollars to scammers from May through August. More than $29-thousand-dollars of that, or 40-percent, was lost to online purchasing scams. Another 12-percent was lost in phishing scams with scammers posing as companies like Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and PayPal, as well as government agencies like the Social Security Administration. The BBB suggests researching a company through an independent source before making an online purchase, use a protected payment method, and in the URL for the company make sure it starts https because the ‘s’ stands for a secure sight. As for phishing scams, they recommend not opening emails or texts from unknown sources.