BBB’s 11 Most Common Scams of 2011

The Better Business Bureau released its 11 most common scams of 2011.

The scams range from penny auction problems to hotel hoaxes to cheating contractors.

Eugene police detectives say while they don’t see those three that often, they do see some that aren’t on the list including online dating scams.

“It is something that scammers can get good at. They’re really good at manipulating people and taking advantage of people, getting them to believe what they’re saying and I think there are a lot of people out there that are really vulnerable. They can sense that and they can take advantage of that,” said Eugene Police Detective Patrick Willis.

The scams EPD investigates that are on the BBB’s list are: mortgage fraud, fraudulent phishing, check cashing cons, social media scams, foreign lotteries. swindling sweepstakes and secret shoppers.

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