In the News -- BBB Tells What You Need to Know About Scams

  
     
October 03, 2013
Scams happen every day and BBB helps you learn about scams and how to avoid them, said Suzie Humphreys on The Broadcast on KTXD-TV, Dallas - Fort Worth. Jeannette Kopko of Dallas BBB talked about current scams and what to watch out for.

Scammers are keying on confusion about Obamacare, calling and asking for personal information such as Social Security numbers to get a card. Don't fall for it.

One Dallas woman almost fell for a wheelchair nanny scam. Starting with a text then emails, a scammer claimed to be a mother moving with her wheelchair bound son from New York, looking to hire a nanny in Dallas. The scammer wanted to send a check for the nanny applicant to deposit then send to someone for a wheelchair. But the deposited check would have been phony, and the wheelchair money would have gone right to the scammer.

Mailings offer free airline tickets, then consumers must attend long, high pressure, misleading pitches for expensive travel clubs. To get the airline tickets, consumers have to make separate arrangements, pay undisclosed fees, and find an available date.

See the segment by clicking here.

Learn about scams and report scams to BBB Scam Stopper at www.bbb.org/scam-stopper.
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