One of the biggest scam trends is tied to the rise in shopping via social media. With the increasing use of the various platforms, scammers have found new ways to trick you into their traps, and the Better Business Bureau wants you to be aware of some red flags. When shopping online, and now especially on social media, the agency advises you to be wary of anything proclaiming to be a "limited time offer" as these often are tied to scams that enroll you in monthly billing agreements without the customer's knowledge. Better Business Bureau Investigator Don O'Brien says you should be wary of apps of unknown origin.
He says before making any purchase or downloading any app, Google the website or app name with the words “complaints”, “reviews”, and “scam” to see what other customers are saying.