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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Scam Tracker Partnership with Better Business Bureau

4/22/2019

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 22, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com

CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Scam Tracker Partnership with Better Business Bureau

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As a part of his Fraud Free Florida initiative, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced a new partnership with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to track and expose scams in Florida. The BBB’s online Scam Tracker tool will now be integrated into CFO Patronis’ website to help keep Floridians informed of growing trends and emerging scams in their area.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I am incredibly proud to partner with the Better Business Bureau and to highlight their innovative Scam Tracker. By informing Floridians about the latest scams in their area and how to avoid them, we will battle the fraud epidemic our state is facing. Florida is currently home to 18 of the top 50 metropolitan areas for fraud in the country, and scam artists are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to steal your hard-earned money.”
 
Tom Stephens, President of the BBB Serving Northeast Florida & The Southeast Atlantic, said, “We are happy to partner with CFO Patronis and bring our Scam Tracker to his website as a way to aid in the fight against fraud and scams. This tool will help educate Floridians on new scams and provide tips to empower them to avoid becoming a victim. This technology is one way we are proud to help fight fraud in Florida.”
 
This year, CFO Patronis launched his Fraud Free Florida initiative aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts to protect Florida’s large population, especially seniors, from scam artists. Try the Scam Tracker tool today and view recent fraud reports in your area. Visit FraudFreeFlorida.com to report fraud and to learn about the latest scams.
 
About the Better Business Bureau
For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).