The Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan continues to update consumers about ongoing and new scams targeting the area.

President and CEO of the BBB here, Phil Catlett, tells The Richard Piet Show scam artists are often seasonal or timely, targeting customers based on that which is happening or in the news now.

Catlett warns consumers about scams involving the following:

  • Fake charities
  • Door-to-door home improvement sales pitches
  • False "fun runs" and other "charitable" events
  • Scams centered around the upcoming elections

Click the player below to hear how the BBB recommends guarding yourself against these and other scams.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.