BBB "No Scam" Zone
Scams can happen to anyone, and actually affect one in four North American households each year at an estimated loss to individuals and families of $50 billion, yet many consumers believe they are invulnerable. Scammers are creative and are constantly changing their techniques. They prey on relevant topics, even personal tragedies, and perpetrate their crimes in a variety of ways. And, they exploit the full range of communication channels to make contact with their targets and readily adapt to incorporate new communication methods or popular mediums.
Attend the No Scam Panel Presentation on Saturday or visit the No Scam Zone during the show to get up-to-date information about the latest scams affecting Central Ohio. Meet with representatives from the Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Ohio Department of Commerce, Franklin County Guardianship Service Board, Ohio Attorney General's office, and Columbus Division of Police Economic Crime Unit:
- Learn about scams in your area so you are more likely to spot one before falling victim
- Learn what to do when you receive an email or phone call that you believe is a scam
- Know who and how to report it when you believe you were the victim of a scam
Remember, awareness and education can provide the best means for protecting yourself from becoming a victim!