Top scams of 2020 in our area

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Consumer advocates release the top regional scams of 2020. In Northern Illinois, online purchases from fake websites tops the list.

The Better Business Bureau says COVID-related scams comes in at #4. However, the BBB says that could end up being higher because those fraudulent schemes could be categorized as something else–such as phishing r counterfeit products.

To avoid being ripped off, advocates tell us to avoid clicking on links or opening attachments in unsolicited emails.

Also, make sure to use secure and traceable transactions.

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