Scam Alerts

Get informed. Protect yourself from scams and frauds.

02/02/2015
Better Business Bureau is warning businesses not to click on an email that claims to be a “BBB SBQ” (standard business questionnaire). 
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01/19/2015
BBB serving Vancouver Island is warning local businesses to be on the watch for an imposter targeting companies and pretending to be a BBB representative updating business information.
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11/26/2014
As the holidays approach, it’s a common tactic for phishing scammers to send emails claiming to be an alert about an undelivered package.
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10/21/2014
Beware a phishing scam that uses the real name and contact information of a BBB serving Vancouver Island staff person to steal your email username and password.
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10/15/2014
Beware scammers using software to disguise their email address or create a new address that looks nearly identical to banks and other payment vendors.
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09/26/2014
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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09/26/2014
Watch out for scammers pretending to represent Service Canada. Con artists are contacting citizens via email and requesting personal information, which they use to commit identity theft. 
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09/17/2014
Fake job postings proliferate the internet. Job seekers need to use extreme caution and perform due diligence when applying for jobs via online postings.
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09/12/2014
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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09/04/2014
Vancouver Island residents are being inundated with phone calls from scammers pretending to offer tech support for your computer or Microsoft product.
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