BBB Scam Alerts
06/24/2016
Scammers are targeting college students with a new twist on a classic con. Con artists impersonate IRS agents and demand that students pay a fictional tax... or face arrest.
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06/07/2016
This summer, don't fall for a festival scam. Scammers are tempting would-be festival goers into buying tickets for events promising all-you-can-eat crabs, live music and other fun. But in reality, eithe..
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06/03/2016
Parents, watch out for this frightening scam. The FBI says con artists use an array of tricks to convince parents that their children have been abducted. Then, they demand thousands of dollars in ransom.
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05/27/2016
Next time you use the self-checkout lane at a store, be sure to take a second look at the machine you use to swipe your credit or debit card. Scammers are installing "skimmers," devices that collect the..
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04/29/2016
This convincing phishing con poses as Dropbox and lures victims into clicking on a malware-infected email. If you use this file sharing service at home or work, check your Dropbox emails carefully befor..
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04/01/2016
Buying a home this spring? If so, watch out for this cunning new con. A recent alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that scammers are hacking into email accounts and instructing homebuyer..
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03/28/2016
Each year, millions of people shop at Macy's, a huge fashion retailer with customers across North America and the world. Scammers, banking on the store's popularity, have created a new phishing con that..
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03/21/2016
Be sure to use caution when withdrawing from automated teller machines, especially in convenience stores and gas stations. Police departments have reported an uptick in skimming devices on ATMs.
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02/19/2016
One of the hot gift items this past December was an Internet-connected "smart TV," but what many new owners don't realize is that these TVs can be hacked -- just like a computer or smartphone.
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02/12/2016
If you are looking for a new job or investment opportunity, watch out for this scam. It seems like an entrepreneur is inviting you to partner in a business venture, but it's actually a version of the cl..
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