Whether it's the World Series, Stanley Cup playoffs, or the Olympics, scammers are constantly using the big events of the day to try and make an illegal buck.  With the Summer Olympics underway, the Better Business Bureau is warning you to keep your guard up.

Better Business Bureau investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z in addition to the various scams, counterfeit merchandise will likely flood the market. 

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Common scams that pop up during high-profile sporting events can include phishing scams in the email that ask for personal information, lottery scams that state you have won a trip to the games, and clickbait scams that post a headline referencing the event in hopes of getting you to click on it and open your computer up to malware.

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