“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 […]

Global Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Halted

September 28, 2016 Jackie 0

Many of the consumers who come to your BBB® bring letters they have received telling them they have won a large sum of money. They want to know if the offers are legitimate. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are not. […]

New Rules Allow Debt Collection Robocalls from the Feds

August 16, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® receives many inquiries on third party collections. The Federal Communications Commission released its final rules allowing the federal government and some third party contractors to make debt-collection robocalls to wireless lines. These robocalls can begin as soon as […]

Summer Travel Safety Tips

June 8, 2016 Jackie 0

This is the time when many families decide to take a vacation. Your BBB® has come across some helpful information for ensuring safe travels. Something that is on everyone’s mind these days is the Zika virus. The U.S. Centers for […]

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 […]

Tax Scam Calls Increasing in Our Area

March 16, 2016 Tom 0

BBB® serving Evansville and the Tri-State has received a noticeable increase in calls from consumers who have been contacted by someone alleging to be from the IRS. According to information provided by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), […]