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Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin Warns Residents About Potential Summer Scams, Part 3

Friday, June 6th, 2014 -- 2:49 PM

-The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin is warning residents about potential summer scams hitting the state.

This warning came about after the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin was contacted by a Stanley resident who was scammed out of a $30,000 car.

I spoke with Randall Hoth, President/CEO of the BBB, and he talked about how maddening it was for scammers to do things like this to people.

Mr. Hoth said, "Its become beyond irritating for us because so many innocent victims fall prey to this summer scam and it just never seems to end. It's interesting, the traveler groups are moving all over the state and they're picking on rural areas and smaller communities thinking they can get away with it. And they have, unfortunately.

Mr. Hoth said there are a lot of scams that pop up during the summer when people need projects done.

"You want to be the one approaching the company for the work," said Mr. Hoth. "If someone talks to you about doing work for you unsolicited, that's the first red flag. That's when you need to stop and, it sounds simple, but get the name of the company, the name of the individual, a phone number or the domain name or URL number of the company and this will help the Better Business Bureau research this for you."

Mr. Hoth said it?s important that people do their research, get information and be a smart shopper before having any work done this summer.

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