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BBB Warnings
12/14/2011
Consumer fraud, e-mail scams, “phishing” expeditions, viruses and malware are all part of the Internet landscape in today’s online marketplace, and it’s going to get a lot worse, according to the Counci..
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08/24/2011
As much as the Internet has made searching for jobs easier, it also provides an opportunity for ID thieves and scammers to take advantage of eager—and unsuspecting—job seekers. It’s becoming more and mo..
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08/10/2011
Residents were not expecting a check for $2,485.55 when they opened their mailboxes recently, but the Better Business Bureau has heard from dozens of individuals in New York and several other states say..
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07/13/2011
As the New York unemployment rate continues to hover around 8 percent, many job seekers are searching for any opportunity. But don’t take tricky bait warns the Better Business Bureau. Scammers are posti..
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08/24/2010
According to a June 2010 survey by Investor Protection Trust, more than 7.3 million senior citizens - roughly 20 percent of Americans aged 65 or older - have “been taken advantage of financially in term..
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01/14/2010
The BBB warns consumers to watch out for these messages, and encourages anyone who receives one to:
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09/04/2009
Beginning today, the annoying robocalls will be a thing of the past thanks to an FTC ruling. The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is banning robocalls to consumers, unless the telemarketer has..
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08/26/2009
According to a recent survey by the Consumer Federation of America, nearly one-third of adults have been approached by a scammer trying to pass off fake checks and at least 1.3 million people have becom..
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05/13/2009
BBB advises that the deceptive solicitations could dupe car owners into a purchasing an extended auto service contract that they don’t need or where claims are never paid on. And worse still, some consu..
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04/28/2009
“Right now, issues associated with swine flu and a potential pandemic are of global interest and that means scammers have a very large pond to go phishing in.”
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