I don’t know if I was living under a rock or what, but I first discovered Consumerist a couple of months ago. I know, I know… I investigate fraud for a living and you’d think that I’d be on the lookout for sites that help consumers avoid scams. I am – sort of. You see, the focus of my company is not on consumer issues, but business fraud.
But I’ve taken an interest in these consumer scams and schemes… plenty of them perpetrated by good old American companies. You know, the ones that you’d think would value our patronage and treat us right? Consumerist does a great job of publicizing situations in which customers get the shaft from big business.
And this whole thing is about to come full-circle. Next month, I will become part of a new site, sponsored by a company with a HUGE online presence. We’ll be putting together a consumer finance blog, with several writers covering different aspects.
My focus, of course, will be fraud and scams against consumers. And this is going to be fun. I’m going to be blogging about current fraud issues facing consumers, ways to protect themselves, and real life consumer rip-offs. I’m going to be collecting stories from readers who’ve been cheated or scammed and we’ll be giving the companies who perpetrate the fraud and other bad acts a nice bit of publicity.
Stay tuned for more details, as we get ready to launch the site in a few weeks!