BBB Tip: Texas residents report more than $990,000 lost to scams during summer 2021 | News

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As the summer season approaches its unofficial end, often recognized by the Labor Day holiday, Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas wants to take this opportunity to provide information regarding the rate of scams and their impact on Texas residents from May 1-Aug. 31, 2021. 

According to BBB Scam Tracker, Texas residents reported more than $990,000 lost to scams during the summer, averaging slightly under $250,000 lost per month from May 1-Aug. 31, 2021. Almost half (42%) of all scam reports indicated that money was lost, demonstrating how convincing scammers can be when interacting with a potential victim. The top three most-reported scams during this period were online purchasing, phishing and employment scams. Additionally, Texas residents lost more than $270,000 to…

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