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That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information
By: Oana Schneider

That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information

Your BBB® warns tristate area residents of a potential online security threat. While we all enjoy taking quizzes on Facebook and other social media outlets, not all of them are 100% secure. It may ...

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Truecaller: 27 Million Americans Got Scammed Last Year
By: Oana Schneider

Truecaller: 27 Million Americans Got Scammed Last Year

Your BBB® has learned that Truecaller announced last week a few very important findings from their 2016 annual study regarding the i...

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No, It’s Not the Former President Calling!
By: Jackie

No, It’s Not the Former President Calling!

Did you receive a phone call from former President Obama recently? If so, it is the most recent scam making the rounds. The call plays a recorded message from former President Obama or former Secre...

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Tri-State BBB Warns About Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Scam Calls!
By: Oana Schneider

Tri-State BBB Warns About Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Scam Calls!

Your BBB® would like to warn tristate area residents of a scam claiming to raise money for the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. According to the IBCAT, their organization doesn't call to ask ...

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FTC ALERT: “You Won A Government Grant”
By: Oana Schneider

FTC ALERT: “You Won A Government Grant”

With social media becoming more and more present in our lives, your BBB® would like to warn small business owners of a Facebook scam that seems to target entrepreneurs. Read More

Spring is Showering the Tri-State with Scam Calls!
By: Cathy

Spring is Showering the Tri-State with Scam Calls!

As noted in previous articles, spring has most definitely arrived.  The gardens are getting into full swing, and the land is green and lush.  And soggy.  Part of my la...

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Nationwide Telephone Imposter Phishing Scam Reported by Social Security Administration
By: Jackie

Nationwide Telephone Imposter Phishing Scam Reported by Social Security Administration

Your BBB® just received a fraud advisory from the Acting Inspector General of the Social Security Administration (SSA), Gale Stallworth Stone. The SSA has received reports from across the country a...

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Expect Spike in Emergency Scam Calls During Spring Break
By: Jackie

Expect Spike in Emergency Scam Calls During Spring Break

March is typically the month of Spring Break for college and high school students. Your BBB® typically experiences a spike in Emergency Scam calls during this month. The emergency scam is also know...

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