07/12/2010
Two BBBs have recently issued warnings about work-at-home scams offering work that involves shipping packages overseas.
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06/24/2010
Based on complaints filed with BBB, U.S. residents lost an estimated total of $250,000 to advance fee loan scams this spring. Hawaii's BBB has tips to avoid losing money to lecherous lenders.
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05/21/2010
The FTC has created a “teaser” website for a fictitious lending company to warn consumers about how easy it is to be fooled by scammers charging up-front fees for bogus loans.
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04/14/2010
Beware of fake complaint reports coming from seatac@bbb.org. BBB is warning businesses to beware of a new malicious e-mail that pretends to be from BBB about a complaint filed against the company.
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02/12/2010
BBB warns senior citizens that the “grandparent scam” is back. Well-meaning senior citizens who think they are helping a grandchild in distress are becoming victims of another wave of the scam.
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01/22/2010
Hawaii’s BBB is warning consumers about phone scammers who are using the BBB name to trick people into believing they have won a prize package.
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01/21/2010
Promises of easy wealth through cash gifting programs or clubs abound online. BBB warns that cash gifting is not a legitimate way to make money and is nothing more than a pyramid scheme.
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12/10/2009
BBB warns consumers about a Phoenix-based company offering business opportunities selling credit card terminals to local merchants. Oahu and Maui residents are among those with complaints to BBB.
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11/12/2009
Web sites are trading on the Google name to scam people who want to work from home. Consumers often assume they are getting a job with Google but are being conned by yet another work-at-home scheme.
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09/24/2009
Hawaii’s BBB is warning consumers to be wary of home alarm services sold door-to-door. BBB has reports of local alarm companies being fraudulently represented in door-to-door sales pitches.
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