Scam Calls Are Like Summertime Mosquitos

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.

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About Sandra Guile

Sandra is the PR Specialist for BBB Cincinnati, promoting BBB's message of marketplace ethics through public speaking engagements, presentations, blogging, media relations, press releases, web content and other written materials. Her goal is to connect with consumers and business owners in a trustworthy environment and encouraging best practices.