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The Downside Of QR Codes
Who’s Inside Your Computer?
By: Jason

Who’s Inside Your Computer?

We continue to hear from consumers who have received calls claiming that there is something wrong with their computer and the person on the other end offers to help. T...

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BBB Warns of Charity Scams in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing
By: Susan

BBB Warns of Charity Scams in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

Arlington, VAApril 18, 2013 – At least one poorly-conceived charity scam has already emerged in the wake of the explosions at the finish line of the B...

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Jamaican Calls Get Nastier
By: Tom

Jamaican Calls Get Nastier

Last week, Amanda, from our office, participated in a round table discussion with the Indiana Attorney General's office, the FTC, and other BBB colleagues.  One of the...

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Modern Warfare 4 Beta Call Of Duty Scam?
By: Tom

Modern Warfare 4 Beta Call Of Duty Scam?

Recently we at the BBB learned of an issue with the Beta release of codes to Modern Warfare 4.  Even gamers need to be aware of potential fraud as well. Read More

FTC Releases Their Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2012
Jamaican Lottery Calls Use Threats/Intimidation to Become Billion Dollar Industry
With Spring Around the Corner, So Are Home Improvement Schemes
By: Amanda

With Spring Around the Corner, So Are Home Improvement Schemes

Believe it or not, warm weather is just around the corner, and with its arrival, the possibility of home improvement schemes increases.  Typically, individuals perpetr...

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