With scammers getting more sophisticated, especially with the rise of online services, it can be hard to know how to protect yourself.  But don’t worry – there are tons of resources out there to protect the consumer (that’s you).  Below, we’ve rounded up some useful sites for learning how to spot scams and how to report them once you do.

Federal Trade Commission Scam Alerts

The Federal Trade Commission exists just to protect you.  They provide updates on recent scams, teach you to recognize scam red flags, and offer an email newsletter so you can stay informed.

Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker

You may know the Better Business Bureau as a place to check out a business’s reputation, but did you know they also track scams?  You can view the latest scams in your area, see recent scam attempts, or even report businesses or offers that seem fishy.