Why should you report a scam to the Better Business Bureau?

The BBB – Better Business Bureau is a private organization whose stated vision is to provide: “An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other” and its mission is “To be the leader in advancing marketplace trust”.  The intent is for consumers to have an unbiased source to guide them.

To file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau click here:


To be convinced of why you should file a complaint, continue reading……

Complaint investigations.

The BBB investigates and compiles evidence of every type of scam and is an authority on the subject.
It works with the information that you, the consumer, reports to it.
Pet scams have been around for years (I came across them over 10 years ago) but have never been as prevalent as they are today. If 90% of the people who have been scammed by these scams do not report  them then they will never get the attentions they deserve.
Until this scam is exposed for what it is it will continue to defraud consumers.
By reporting a scam to the Better Business Bureau you help to create a better picture of who this scam targets, how much money the scammers steal and what resources the scammers are using to scam.

You may have been targeted, you may have lost money but by reporting these scams you are making a positive step towards  stopping these criminals.

How to report a scam to the Better Business Bureau

  1. Go to https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/reportscam
  2. Complete all the information as fully and accurately as possible.
    Take your time on this and read the instructions.
    For “Type of Scam” use “Online Purchase” or “Other”.
  3. Click the “Report Scam to BBB” button.

Other places you should report Pet Scams to:

File an investigation with us

Your local Law Enforcment

Your bank or money transfer company


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