From Consumer Reports
For years, the Better Business Bureau has been alerting consumers that their neighborhoods might be under the watchful eye of scammers. They've warned of door-to-door sales scams, scammers posing as contractors, and even some trying to hawk tree trimming or tree removal services. Now, the Better Business Bureau has come up with an even better way to alert you about scams: a new online tool it calls the Scam Tracker.
This free interactive tool uses crowdsourcing to collect real-time information from victims of scams and consumers who have thwarted scams, then transfers the data to a heat map to show where scams are being reported across the United States and Canada.