WATER SCAMS TYPES
MANY TYPES OF WATER SCAMES ARE THERE
BOTTLED WATER SCAM;
* **Bottled water scams:** Scammers may claim that bottled water is safer than tap water, even if there is no evidence to support this claim. They may also sell bottled water at inflated prices.
WATER TREATMENT SCAMS;
* **Water treatment scams:** Scammers may sell water treatment products or services that are unnecessary or ineffective. They may also claim that their products can remove harmful contaminants from water, even if these contaminants are not present in the water supply.
* **Water testing scams:** Scammers may offer free or low-cost water testing services, but then use the results to sell unnecessary or overpriced water treatment products or services.
WATER SUPPLY SCAMS;
* **Water supply scams:** Scammers may claim that your water supply is contaminated with harmful chemicals or bacteria, even if there is no evidence to support this claim. They may then offer to sell you a water filtration system or other treatment product to “clean up” your water.
There are a few things you can do to avoid water scams:
* **Be skeptical of claims that your water is unsafe.** If you are concerned about the safety of your drinking water, contact your local water utility or health department. They can provide you with accurate information about the quality of your water supply.
* **Do your research before buying a water treatment product or service.** Check with the Better Business Bureau or other consumer protection organizations to see if there have been any complaints about the company you are considering doing business with.
* **Don’t be afraid to ask questions.** If a salesperson makes claims about the benefits of a water treatment product or service, ask them to provide evidence to support their claims.
If you think you have been the victim of a water scam, there are a few resources you can contact:
* **Your local water utility or health department:** They can help you determine if your water supply is actually contaminated and provide you with information about water treatment options.
* **The Better Business Bureau:** They can provide you with information about the company you have done business with and whether there have been any complaints filed against them.