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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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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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Scam Alert: Your Labor Posters Are Outdated
By: Michael

Scam Alert: Your Labor Posters Are Outdated

Every year at this time, your BBB® gets calls from businesses who receive mailings telling them their labor posters are outdated. They attempt to se...

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Yahoo Customer Service Scam Is Emptying Wallets
By: Oana Schneider

Yahoo Customer Service Scam Is Emptying Wallets

Your BBB® would like to remind everyone that Yahoo customer service is always free, no matter what you may have read online. According to the Read More

This Is The Right Way To Do Your Online Shopping
By: Oana Schneider

This Is The Right Way To Do Your Online Shopping

Your BBB® is getting many complaints regarding online shopping, from puppy scams to fake coupons. As we walk each scam victim through their options, we would like to...

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How Your Speakers Could Be Turned Into Eavesdropping Microphones
By: Michael

How Your Speakers Could Be Turned Into Eavesdropping Microphones

Not only can your computer or phone camera be hijacked, but your microphone as well. Computers typically have two audio jacks: one for sound input when you record something or talk on a Skype call,...

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April Fool’s or Harmful Fraud?
By: Susan
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April Fool’s or Harmful Fraud?

Many of us enjoy a good joke or can appreciate a harmless prank, but what happens when the “joke’s on you” turns to identity theft or financial loss? Your Tri-State BB...

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