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 […]

Watch Out for Student Loan Scams

September 1, 2016 Jackie 0

To keep up with the latest scams and fraud schemes, your BBB® subscribes to newsletters from multiple sources. This warning was just issued by fraud.org on September 1, 2016. With college costs increasing and financial aid decreasing, students are having […]

Ransomware Threat Growing Larger and More Costly

August 2, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® is hearing from more people having their computers held hostage due to ransomware. Ransomware is the process where your computer is locked in such a way that you cannot access your important files until paying someone.  Ransomware is […]

Look It’s Your ISP or Maybe Not

June 28, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® is receiving calls daily from people who are having their important computer files held for ransom. Our advice is to never believe any pop-up messages on the computer, or phone calls stating there is a problem with your […]

Fake Loan Modifications

May 17, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® is receiving an increased number of calls from homeowners contacted by entities claiming to be mortgage servicers. People are calling and mailing homeowners, pretending to be their mortgage company, offering fake loan modifications and “trial payment plans” to […]

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), […]

A reminder to hop away from scamsters!

March 14, 2016 Cathy 0

Spring is upon us and Easter quickly rounding the bend. Yet another opportunity for chocolate! We have some wonderful local confections here in our community. You know what I am talking about, Easter eggs as big as footballs with the […]