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BBB Scam Alerts
08/25/2014
Get rich quick schemes promising high returns in minimal time are not a new phenomenon. But clever scammers are now promoting these "money flipping" scams on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to target a ..
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08/18/2014
Beware of calls from area code (876). The area code is used by scam artists claiming to be representatives of the Jamaican lottery.
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08/06/2014
If you have a cell phone, you've probably gotten one. The "You've Won a Free Gift Card" spam text messages are so common, you may not think anything of them. But be careful, responding to those texts co..
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07/28/2014
You are on Facebook, and a post catches your attention. It appears to be from the account of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash victim, and the post seems to link..
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07/22/2014
Using E-ZPass for a road trip this summer? Watch out. Scammers are posing as E-ZPass in emails and claiming to collect unpaid tolls. The emails carry viruses that infect your computer and can open you u..
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07/16/2014
Tax season may be over but that has not stopped scammers from continuing to pose as IRS officials and making calls threatening jail time and loss of property. Thousands o..
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07/08/2014
Take our short survey and receive a $50 gift card! Offers like this claim to be gathering customer feedback for legitimate businesses, but they are really promoting spammy products or they are after you..
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06/09/2014
The United States Postal Service is warning residents about fake emails using their name. The messages claim to be alerts about an undelivered package, but they really carry a virus.
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06/02/2014
With many banks offering fraud alerts for credit and debit cards, it can be easy to fall for fake versions. Watch out for automated phone calls and text messages that claim your card has been deactivate..
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