BBB Warns: Social Media Scams Are On The Rise

January 27, 2017 Amanda 0

Today, your BBB® heard the tale of another consumer who was approached by a fraudster on social media.  This fraudster sent a friend request to our consumer who informed BBB that it was an “old high school friend” who approached […]

Facebook Privacy Post Making Rounds Again

October 25, 2016 Amanda 0

Social media continues to grow, and with it, the chances for scams and hoaxes grow as well. Your BBB® has heard about a recent Facebook post that continues to circulate even though it appears to have been debunked several times […]

“You’ve Won a Government Grant”

October 14, 2016 Amanda 0

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 offered a grant usually amounting to thousands of dollars either for […]

Tips to Avoid Scams

September 16, 2016 Amanda 0

Every day, your BBB® provides information to consumers on how to avoid being scammed. On blog posts like this one, we’ll often post tips to help you avoid a specific type of scam we’re hearing about. Recently, we learned that […]

Purchasing a Car? Read These Tips First.

September 9, 2016 Amanda 0

A vehicle, new or used, can be one of the biggest purchases we make in our lifetimes so it is a good idea do a little homework and research before you make the purchase.  Your BBB® has the following tips […]

Avoid These Scams Aimed at College Students

August 12, 2016 Amanda 0

Most high school around our area are now back in session; colleges will soon follow.  If you are an incoming freshman or a returning college student, be aware that according to a new study conducted by BBB® millennials are more […]

New Version of IRS Scam Aimed at College Students

June 3, 2016 Amanda 0

Your BBB® has written several articles on the IRS scam already.  Recently, we’ve learned of a new version of the scam aimed at college students.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers posing as IRS agents are trying to trick […]