BBB® receives several calls a day from consumers stating they ‘won’ a substantial prize from a sweepstakes they don’t remember entering or receiving several threatening calls from a debt collector they don’t even know. Sad, but true some fall prey to the pressure of giving away account numbers, prepaid money cards or personal information. What’s worse is the number of scam artists that actually do manage to pull off the con. Then the con artist comes back time after time – kind of like an annoying mosquito.
If you get a call asking for money to settle a debt, claim a prize or are repeatedly harassed by a caller, jot down the number, the name of the company and if possible get the name of the person. Then call us – we’ll take a swat at them. Start with someone you can trust. Visit bbb.org.