IRS phone scam persists
08/22/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau is warning the public to be aware of a popular phone scam. The organization has seen “a huge uptick” in reports of the scam during the past year, BBB Hawaii spokesman Jas..
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Businesses hit with ransomware that appears to come from friend, coworker
08/16/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Small businesses are being targeted in the latest ransomware scam to hit Hawaii, and that could affect your personal information. “Dozens of small businesses in town, and even large ones that would rath..
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New federal rules aim to prevent scammers from getting paid
08/03/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Wire transfers have become a quick and easy way for scammers to get you to pay up. Now, new rules passed by the federal government are trying to help tighten its grip on con artists looking to make a qu..
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Former Corinthian College Students Targeted for Loan Forgiveness Scams
07/27/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Thousands of students eligible for loan forgiveness have not been properly informed and are now the target of loan forgiveness scams.
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Which age group is more likely to get scammed? The answer may surprise you
07/27/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Which age group gets scammed the most? The answer may surprise you. For years, consumer watchdog groups have been warning about scams specifically targeting senior citizens.
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“Invulnerability Illusion” Means Millennials More Likely to Get Scammed than Boomers
07/25/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Arlington, VA – The stereotype of the “little old lady” as scam victim is wrong, and Millennials are actually more vulnerable to scams than Baby Boomers. That’s the conclusion of new research by the BB..
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Security tips to know before downloading, playing Pokémon Go
07/20/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
It’s the most downloaded app in history. Pokémon Go provides its users with an augmented-reality adventure. But it’s not all fun and games. The Better Business Bureau of Hawaii has a warning for users b..
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Inheritance scam resurfaces on Oahu with new twists
07/13/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
There’s a new twist on the old inheritance scam, where a person is notified about a big sum of money a relative has supposedly left them. In the past week, the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii has recei..
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FTC Update - New Federal Telemarketing Rule Amendment
07/07/2016
NEWS RELEASE
As of June 2016 the Federal Trade Commission put into effect a new Telemarketing Sales Rule amendment. This new amendment makes it unlawful for telemarketers to use payment methods often exploited by c..
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Con artists target victims who’ve already been scammed
07/06/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
As if being the victim of one scam isn’t bad enough, how about being victimized a second time? Con artists are taking advantage of those who have already been victimized. “It’s horrible,” said Greg Dunn..
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