Each year, This year, think about how you can be a smarter consumer. While schemes and scams take on various forms, they all share common traits. Knowing the danger signs and how to defend yourself can save you time and money. Protect yourself by being on the alert for red flags.
Every year the Better Business Bureau compiles a list of scams based on general growth patterns, inquiries and complaints from the public, and statistics from enforcement agencies such as the Competition Bureau, and the Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority. Here are the trendiest, and most sinister scams: