Almost every day we take a report from someone who fell victim to a scam. There are many scams out there.

Some scams and scammers sound really convincing, some scammer use high pressure tactics, some scammer create fear about a problem, some scammers just keep trying until they find a victim. There are all kinds of scam, but all have one thing in common: They want your hard earned money.

These are some of the scams reported to us during 2015. These links explain the different scams we have seen so far this year.

MA Consumer Affairs List of Resources for Scams and to Report Scams and Fraud

The Driveway Paving Scam and it’s cousins the Tree Scam and the Chimney Repair Scam

The Unexpected Call from a Computer Tech Support Tech

The IRS Demands Immediate Payment or You’re Going to Jail Scam

The Power or Gas Company Demands Immediate Payment or They WIll Shut You Off Scam

The “You’ve Won a Lottery You Didn’t Enter” Scam

The “Become a Secret Shopper” Scam

The 419 Scams – these have been around along time and still find victims.

The FTC’s Scam Alert Website – constantly updated list of reported scams

Scam Information from the FBI

Please read these and be alert to the scams that are out there. Pass the word along to and watch for elderly relatives and neighbors.