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Online tool warns about scams in your area

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

It seems like scam artists are always one step ahead in finding new ways to steal your money. But with a new tool, you can see when crooks are targeting your neighborhood.

The Better Business Bureau has launched a new tool called the Scamtracker. It tracks scams and frauds happening in your neighborhood.

The interactive tool has a map that will zero in right on your area - even your street.

Thee Scamtracker is funded through a grant from retailer Target. They funded the feature after the company's hacking breach.

Consumers can report a scam and give specific details that the BBB will pass onto law enforcement.

We can contact you and get more information. What type of scam it was, was it a fee loan, was it a business email, whatever it is and then you tell us the specifics of the scam in your own words," said

"We can contact you and get more information. What type of scam it was, was it a fee loan, was it a business email, whatever it is and then you tell us the specifics of the scam in your own words," said a BBB spokesperson.

Want to track scams in your neighborhood? Check out the Scamtracker tool at this link.

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