Protect yourself and your identity from scammers


On the most recent edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Susan Bach, NE Wisconsin Regional Director for the Better Business Bureau, about a variety of scams people can fall victim to, and many ways in which they can protect themselves. If people are in doubt about something being a scam, or want to report something, call the BBB at 800-273-1002, or visit them at Certain things can also be reported to the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection by calling 800-422-7128. Don’t fall prey to those who would otherwise steal your hard-earned money and/or identity! The show can be seen here:

One other scam to protect yourself against that was not discussed on the show because of time constraints, is the “cell phone porting” scam. Here is a great article that explains very succinctly what cell phone porting is and how the scam works: And the following link provides additional information on how to protect yourself against it, and how to fix things if you’ve been a victim:



About Author

Cheryl Hentz

Cheryl Hentz is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer with 30 years experience. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines - both in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country - and cover a wide range of topics, including business and economic development, women's and minority issues, family pets and animal rights, finance, education, government and politics. Cheryl also does corporate writing for public and private sector businesses, and personal writing for individuals. She has been producing and hosting the award-winning Eye on Oshkosh talk-show since 2002. The show covers a wide range of people and topics which affect or are of interest to people in the Oshkosh and surrounding area, as well as to viewers on You Tube (visit the Eye on Oshkosh channel). She can be reached at 920.426.4123 or 920.209.7387, or via email at More information and other samples of her written work can be found at

Leave A Reply