BBB Alert: Scammers Masquerading As IC3, FBI
07/09/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Multiple consumers are reporting to the BBB Serving Western VA of cold calls from heavily-accented individuals claiming to be from the IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) and the FBI.
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BBB Advisory: Holiday Travel Security
07/02/2013
NEWS RELEASE
While there are always vehicle precautions to take before hitting the highways for the holidays, the BBB Serving Western VA is advising consumers to be aware of another danger: vacant home invasion.
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BBB Alert: Facebook Friend Scam
07/01/2013
NEWS RELEASE
A Roanoke resident logged onto Facebook and saw a new friend request from an old friend. Normally she would be excited for the invite, but there was one small problem. Her friend was blind and no longe..
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BBB Advisory: Misleading Coin Advertisement Is Back!
06/20/2013
NEWS RELEASE
“Free Coins” Now Rolling Into Lynchburg, VA The headline reads “State Zip codes determine who get free Silver coins” but there’s nothing free in a new misleading advertisement currently hitting Lynchbu..
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BBB Advisory: Sun, Surf…Scams.
06/19/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Summer has arrived, and while too much exposure is liable to get you burned, the sun isn’t the only thing scorching Virginia residents this time of year. The summer job scam period is officially in season.
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BBB Advisory: Storm Chasers
06/14/2013
NEWS RELEASE
The BBB Serving Western VA is advising consumers affected by recent powerful storms to be on the lookout for storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting homeowners and businesses.
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BBB Alert: Online Rental Scams
06/10/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Apartment Rental Scams: the latest in a nationwide rental scam taking advantage of the instant access of the internet, and a busy summer rental season.
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BBB Tips: Shopping For Father’s Day
06/06/2013
NEWS RELEASE
While we may not always get dear old dad what he needs (or wants) for Father’s Day, it’s important to be careful when getting that last minute shopping done. With June 16th less than two weeks away, the..
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BBB Alert: Utility Shutoff Scam
06/05/2013
NEWS RELEASE
A utility shutoff scam that has been spotted in several other states has made its way to Virginia.
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BBB Alert: Corporate Records Service
06/05/2013
NEWS RELEASE
The BBB Serving Western VA is alerting businesses about responding to mailings from Corporate Records Service, a Michigan company that is asking for $125 in return for their assistance in compiling corp..
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