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BBB Warning Travelers of Vacation Deal Scams

Most people know that the best travel and vacation deals are found when you finalize your reservations as early as possible. Scammers know this too and this is likely the reason why since the start of 2019, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has already received 91 reports on Scam Tracker from across North America, with over $22.6 million lost.
By Shannon Boyle on 04/12/2019

Scam Alert: IP Address Scam Uses Scare Tactics to Fool Consumers

Scammers have been duping consumers with a tech support scam that claims your IP address has been compromised. BBB is seeing an increasing number of these cons reported to There are two versions of this scam you should be ready to spot.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 04/01/2019

BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT Announces Area's Top Scams of 2018

Reports to BBB Scam Tracker confirmed that online purchase scams were the top scams present in Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT in 2018. The list was compiled based on more than 800 scam reports filed by consumers in the area on Not of all of the consumers that reported these scams lost money, as many recognized the scam before being victimized, but reported them to help warn others.

By Shannon Boyle on 01/03/2019

Scam Alert: Looking for This Season’s Hot Toy? Beware of Scams

Every year, there’s always one “must-have” toy on most kids’ holiday wish list. The toy sells out fast, and becomes expensive and hard to find. This year’s hot pick is the L.O.L. Surprise! dolls and dollhouse. Scammers are using the toy’s popularity to trick parents out of their money.  

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 12/18/2018

Social Media Coupon Scams: Is Free Really Free?

Fake coupons on social media are one of the more common online scams. People fall for these scams daily - don’t! - as these scams can cause some serious trouble. 

 The Center for Internet Security said in an article about staying secure on social media, “Social media scams are easy to create and can target thousands of people at once due to how users interact with pages, post, and contacts. Once your account is compromised, malicious actors can leverage it as a conduit to spread scams and malware to your network of friends or contacts.”

Yearly, billions of fake coupons are posted by online criminals trying to trick you. It works because the coupons look real and they offer great deals. By using brands’ official logos, it's nearly impossible to tell if it’s fake or not. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

 The Coupon Information Center, an industry group that fights coupon fraud, cautions consumers not to download Internet coupons from unknown sources, or sources you can’t confirm. Check out the full article to learn more about online coupon scams. 

By Shannon Boyle on 08/27/2018

After BBB Warnings: Rough Country Rustic Furniture Suspends Operations, Missouri Attorney General Seeks Permanent Injunction

Under pressure from Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Missouri Attorney General’s office and consumers, Rough Country Rustic Furniture, LLC suspended operations July 24.

By Shannon Boyle on 08/10/2018

Don't Get Blindsided by This Season's Football Scams: Check Out These Tips

The first New England Patriots game is just a week away! They will be playing their first preseason game at Gillette, in Foxboro, MA against the Washington Redskins on Thursday, August 9th at 7:30pm.  

By Shannon Boyle on 08/03/2018

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