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New tool helps identify local scams


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — There is a tool you should know about to help you identify scams.

It’s the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker.

From Elk Point to Mobridge the tracker can let you know what kind of scams are being targeted at your hometown.

The Scam Tracker contains hundreds of reports from people all over KELOLAND. It’s usually information straight from the people who have dealt with the scammers and are sharing it.

Jessie Schmidt of the BBB says the Scam Tracker can be a great way of staying on top of the latest scams.

“Knowledge is power and and to be forewarned is to be forearmed if I know that this type of scam is happening in my neighborhood or in my community this week or this month then I’ll have the right answers to say or I will be smart enough not to even answer the phone call,” said Schmidt.

People who report scams are doing everyone else a…

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