January 12, 2013 7:19 AM

BBB: Fake Newtown charities top the worst scams of 2012

Each year the Better Business Bureau reports on the previous year’s most damaging and prevalent scams so consumers can better recognize the tactics. No scam is too old to be revamped or too despicable to be perpetrated on the unsuspecting. Culled from victims’ reports, federal agencies and other reliable sources, the list gives a cross-section of the latest twists on tactics used by rip-off artists.

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