The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit organization that has worked for more than 70 years to create a marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. It accomplishes this through consumer and business education, setting ethical standards for businesses, complaint resolution and exposing unethical business practices.
Summer is officially winding down, and the site of swimming suits and convertibles will soon be replaced with backpacks and big yellow school buses. You have your “to-do” list practically complete, but students – especially college students – aren't fully prepared until they’ve been warned about these scams that specifically target them. From a scammer’s point of view, a young person away from their parents for the first time and eager to be independent is an easy target.
The Roommate/Rental Scheme
Beware: Searching for a roommate using classified or Craig’s List ads.