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 www.bbb.org. 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: https://youtu.be/JkyeOYm5r4I.
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: https://www.komando.com/happening-now/441606/watch-out-for-the-cellphone-porting-scam. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c_lTs3iK5c.