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SCAM ALERT: Better Business Bureau provides clues to spot a scam

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

How people get scammed has changed over the years, and the Better Business Bureau has adjusted on how to spot a scam.

There are several red flags to keep an eye out for, including when on a website, dealing with unknown calls or texts, dealing with identity theft, and paying for something.

How to identity a fake website

Scam websites can usually be recognized by URLs, which may look like an actual website, but some significant differences exist.

You could notice something is misspelled, or another word is added to make it seem associated with an actual website.

Also, when dealing with a website, the BBB said legitimate online stores should give you access to a physical address and working phone number. If you can’t find that information, it’s best to find a website that will.

Another thing to look out for is poor design quality. If a website has low-quality visuals and odd…

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