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It’s Back! – The Grandparent Scam
By: Amanda

It’s Back! – The Grandparent Scam

Your BBB has learned that scammers are once again calling individuals alleging that a family member is in legal or financial trouble overseas.  This is often called “t...

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What We Can Learn from a Fake Chef
By: Tom

What We Can Learn from a Fake Chef

Last week I heard a news story about Chef Keith Guerke, who made appearances on several morning TV shows in the Midwest.  He created dishes such as mashed potatoes in ...

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Indiana Enacts Senior Consumer Protection Act
By: Amanda

Indiana Enacts Senior Consumer Protection Act

Whether it is fake checks received through the mail, phone calls claiming to be someone they aren’t or unscrupulous door to door salesmen with unfulfilled promises, se...

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Big Break, or Break Your Bank?—What You Should Know About Modeling/Talent Agencies
By: Jackie

Big Break, or Break Your Bank?—What You Should Know About Modeling/Talent Agencies

You’re shopping and someone comes up to you, hands you a business card, and says you, or your child, could be a fresh new face in the modeling business.   So you call ...

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It’s Back! The Australian Lottery
By: Tom

It’s Back! The Australian Lottery

Just this morning we received an e-mail declaring that we were the winners in the Australian International Lottery.  This isn’t the first time that our BBB was informe...

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Indiana Attorney General Warns Consumers Of Utility Phone Fraud
By: Tom

Indiana Attorney General Warns Consumers Of Utility Phone Fraud

It seems as though your BBB and the Indiana Attorney General are constantly warning consumers about telephone fraud. The latest...

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Memorial Day Fraud Aimed at Military Personnel
By: Susan

Memorial Day Fraud Aimed at Military Personnel

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters to target those...

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Use Caution When Purchasing a Gift for Mom
By: Susan

Use Caution When Purchasing a Gift for Mom

With Mother’s Day less than one week away, the BBB advises caution to both consumers and business owners alike, with new orders being placed. A scam from the past has ...

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