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FYI News Tips

Fifteen Ways to Save Your Bacon

By on October 18, 2016

Your BBB® offers many tips to improve online safety.

While no one is immune from having their personal information compromised, there are many things we can do to reduce the…


FYI News

Dance Of The Hillary

By on October 17, 2016

Your BBB® often receives messages regarding possible scams, and sometimes these take the form of an urgent message of a possible virus or other kind of malware.

The latest message…

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Consumer Myth FAQ FYI Scams

“You’ve Won a Government Grant”

By on October 14, 2016

We’ve written about this before, but it always seems to come around again.  In fact, just yesterday, your BBB® received at least 3 phone calls from consumers who’ve been…



700 Arrested in IRS Fraud

By on October 13, 2016

Mumbai, India – police have captured a gang who made off with at least $7.5 million from U.S. victims who thought they were calling from the IRS. Acting on…



FYI News Websites

Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC

By on October 12, 2016

You just purchased a new cell phone. But what to do with your old one? Several electronic buyback sites promise to pay top dollar, but your BBB brings news…

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