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Scam Alert: Airfare Con Bills Victims for Canceled Tickets

Taking a vacation this summer? If you book your airfare through a third-party website, be sure to use caution. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of scammers pretending to be online airline ticket brokers. They cancel your airline ticket reservations, but not before charging you.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 06/11/2019

Beware of Memorial Day Sale Ads

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer retail "holiday" season when consumers see ads flooded across newspapers and television for amazing deals for new & used cars, appliances, furniture, electronics and more! But how do you know that the deal is for real?
By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/23/2019

BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams in 2019

Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means many people will be preparing for the unofficial start of summer - finalizing vacations and planning cook-outs. But more importantly, Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have lost their lives for our country.

By Shannon Boyle on 05/21/2019

Scam Alert: Rental Cons Cash in on Stressed Out Movers

This summer moving season approaches, BBB is seeing an uptick in reports of rental scams. Finding a new place to live is stressful, and scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time to do the necessary research. Don’t be one of them! 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/20/2019

Scam Alert: Don’t Click on These Phony Office Emails

Look out for this new phishing email that’s so convincing it almost fooled BBB staff! This message looks just like an alert for a new voicemail message. But as always, it’s really a way to trick you into giving up personal information or downloading malware onto your computer.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/16/2019

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

BBB Tip: Beware the Perils of Click Bait

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By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 04/02/2019

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 BBB.org/ScamTracker. There are two versions of this scam you should be ready to spot.

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

Watch Out for Scammers Claiming to be from the Social Security Administration

The New Year means the start of tax season. The Federal Trade Commission is warning people to be on the lookout for suspicious calls that claim to be from the Social Security Administration. Scammers are ramping up their efforts to steal Social Security numbers to use in filing fraudulent tax returns. 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 03/26/2019

Employment Scams Were the Riskiest Scams in 2018

Employment scams were the riskiest scams in 2018, according to the latest report from the Better Business Bureau, Tech-Savvy Scammers Work to Con More Victims: 2018 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report(BBB.org/RiskReport).

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 03/06/2019

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