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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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IRS Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Is On The Rise!
By: Oana Schneider

IRS Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Is On The Rise!

Your BBB® would like to share information regarding a scam that’s been on the rise during tax season. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns that the scam in question is targeting school district...

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“Can You Hear Me?” Scam—Hang Up Immediately!
By: Oana Schneider

“Can You Hear Me?” Scam—Hang Up Immediately!

Your BBB® wants to warn everyone that the “Can you hear me scam?” is now spreading from Florida to Pennsylvania and Virginia and possibly the rest of the country. Here’s how the scammers operate...

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BBB Warns: Social Media Scams Are On The Rise
By: Amanda

BBB Warns: Social Media Scams Are On The Rise

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 hig...

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