MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Impersonation scams are on the rise.
That’s when people impersonate a government agency or well-known business. Reports to the FTC have increased by 85%.
What can people do to avoid becoming a victim?
ABC 24 spoke with Daniel Irwin from the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South.
Scammers will impersonate anyone from power and utility companies to banks, the IRS, law enforcement, government agencies, tech companies, employees of retail sites like Amazon, even the BBB itself or friends and families.
Learn more about the scams and what to do HERE.