Business, Paul Eckert

Tax Scams Top Better Business Bureau List for 2016


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Based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Paul Eckert is the founder and owner of the Eckert Group and serves as president and chief executive officer of Family Financial Centers, LLC. Throughout his career, Paul Eckert has maintained membership in several professional organizations, including the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

The BBB recently released its top-10 list of scams reported in the 2016 calendar year. In a surprising result, tax scams still topped the list, even though the number of reports decreased after an India-based perpetrator was apprehended by international police last September.

The BBB compiled the list based on more than 30,000 reported incidents throughout the year, which were recorded via the online report tool at Following tax scams, the rest of the top five on the list were debt collection scams, sweepstakes scams, online purchase scams, and employment scams, which include work-from-home scams.

To view the full list of the most common scams, visit For information on how to avoid falling for scams, visit


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