and financially-strapped families are targets of scams
in tough economy.
January 4, 2011 – St. Paul, MN – The Better Business
Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) released a
list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010 today.
Job hunters and those struggling to get out of debt
were common targets of fraudsters, hackers, and
deceptive offers in this tough economy.
“With the economy still on the mend, scammers had a
field day targeting struggling families who were
looking for work and trying to make ends meet,” said
Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB. “While
some of the most popular scams are perennial problems
that have always plagued consumers, some new additions
to the list are signs of our challenging economic
Following, in no particular order, is the BBB’s list
of top scams and rip-offs that took advantage of
consumers and small business owners across the United
States in 2010: Click
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