Scams have been around since the beginning of time and they will never be totally eliminated, but people can be prepared if a scammer tries to make you a victim.
People of all ages are susceptible to scams, but often times the scammers target senior citizens. The president of the local Better Business Bureau Neil Winget gave some tips to seniors on Wednesday at a meeting at Southside Christian Church. He says seniors are often hit with counterfeit checks, and sweepstakes scams. Winget says never send money to win money and be wary of home improvement scams like fixing your driveway or roof repairs.
Winget also warns of a new scam related to your computer. You may receive an e-mail that says you've been caught viewing pornography and the FBI is investigating, but if you send 200 dollars to the listed address you will not be in trouble. Winget says don't send the 200 dollars and have your computer cleaned out.