It's you versus the con artists and they have an unfair advantage. After all, they're the ones who invent the devilishly clever schemes to separate you from your money.
That's why I'm about to arm you with the information you need to be a virtual scam-busting ninja. If knowledge is power, then this is the weaponry you need to face down fraud.
It's all my breathless way of saying that the Better Business Bureau has analyzed its data and come up with its annual list of the "Top Scams."
"Some of these scams have been around as long as BBB --100 years -- and some take advantage of brand new technologies," said BBB president Carrie Hurt. "Our list is made up of the ones that seemed the most audacious, the most egregious."
I love these lists, because if you know what the schemes are, you can sidestep them. This year the BBB did something a little different, assuming people knew about some of the broadest scam categories, and then identifying the worst culprits within those. (see link above)