ransomware- holding your data hostage

Ransomware: Holding Your Data Hostage

December 21, 2016 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has written about the topic of ransomware before, but a new study by IBM Security, “Ransomware: How Consumers and Businesses Value Their Data,” sheds more light on its impact. According to the News Release announcing the study, the […]

5 Easy Ways To Avoid Black Friday Scams

November 21, 2016 Oana Schneider 0

Black Friday is only a few days away and everybody is looking forward to shopping for great presents right after Thanksgiving. Stores will be full, everybody will be out and about and unfortunately, the number of scams will increase. If […]

International Monetary Fund Scam

November 4, 2016 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has just received an alert from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about scammers impersonating IMF officials. The scam begins with a letter, email, or Facebook post. It tells potential victims to contact the IMF for the issuance of […]

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 […]