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), […]

Imposter Scams

February 12, 2016 Amanda 0

Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers, almost daily, regarding a call, email or text from someone claiming that they have computer problems, won a prize or owe money. We want to help spread the word that most of these […]

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week 2016

January 27, 2016 Jackie 0

January 24 – 30, 2016 is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and your BBB® brings you news about this important week. Tax identity theft occurs when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information to obtain a fraudulent […]

Tri-State BBB Warns of Recurring Scams

January 18, 2016 Cathy 0

Happy New Year! To keep your New Year happy and safe, the BBB® wishes to remind you of some recurring scams that continue to target our community. Please familiarize yourself with these fraudulent offerings and be prepared when you receive […]

More Options to Stop Unwanted Cell Calls

January 12, 2016 Michael 0

Consumers Union reports that Aaron Foss, the creator of NomoRobo, plans to roll out an app for iPhone and Android in the coming weeks. Foss’s NomoRobo was the co-winner of the Federal Trade Commission’s 2013 Robocall Challenge. Foss has offered […]

Beware of These Common Holiday Scams

December 21, 2015 Cathy 0

Your BBB® would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season! In order to keep yours merry and bright, we want you to be aware that Santa isn’t the only one keeping track of who is naughty and who […]

What to Do When You Don’t Recognize a Debt

December 18, 2015 Amanda 0

Money sometimes can run a little tight during the holidays as we stretch our budgets to accommodate presents and travel, and it can be even tighter if you have debt collectors calling. We, here at your BBB®, often receive calls, […]

Top Ten Scams of 2015

December 16, 2015 Michael 0

The results are in from the first 10,000 scams reported to the new Here are the top ten scams of 2015 and a few notes on avoiding each one of them. Scam Type                           […]