BBB warns of back to school scams

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 9:41 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Better Business Bureau says to beware of online scams for school supplies.

The BBB says last summer, consumers lost an average of $50,000 to online scams. Many of those lost the money through online advertisements.

Some tips to help you avoid scams include:

-check around your home for items you may already have.

-Research bigger purchases, like computers and laptops.

Finally, the B-B-B says shopping in bulk will help you in the long run.

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