RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Scams continue to impact local residents. James Price from the Rutherford County Better Business Bureau office said to use caution when unsolicited business knocks on your door… Door knockers can include a wide variety of scam artist; from people wanting to resurface your driveway, to those suggesting you need a new roof. Price says when in doubt… While scammer’s going from door-to-door may not be making as much money as they once did, they are still trying. That said, buyer beware.
Meanwhile, the internet continues to be plagued with crooks wanting money from hard working citizens. In this technological world, it appears that online scams are up 87% since 2016 and accounted for 56% of all scams committed over the last year.
As for scam protection on the world wide web - outside of shutting down your computer, the BBB found that those who were scammed out of finances through payments made by credit card were 48% more likely to get their money back. The BBB also reports that 30% of those who were scammed through a PayPal transaction received a refund - or the transaction was reversed.
If you were scammed while using your bank debit card, you are less likely to get a refund. According to the BBB, only 12% of those who had money stolen from their bank account received a refund.
To learn more about businesses that have an A+ rating, or to learn which businesses are known for scamming people, visit BBB.org.
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