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BBB Study: Pet Scams Use Phony Ads, Websites to Victimize Thousands of U.S. Consumers

A West African-based scheme to sell non-existent puppies and other pets to unsuspecting U.S. consumers may be significantly more organized and widespread than generally believed, according to a just-released report by Better Business Bureau (BBB). BBB warns that the scams

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Tips for Hiring a Trustworthy Painter

BBB offers helpful tips for your next painting project

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Posted in Consumer Tips, Consumer/Business Services, Scams

Phishing Scam Claims to Be from BBB, Cites Federal “Violations”

New phishing scam targets businesses

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Posted in Business Tips, Computers - Internet - Privacy, Consumer/Business Services, Scams

BBB Urges Consumers to Watch out for Scams in Wake of DACA News

Whenever a new government program is introduced, or when there are changes to an existing program, there can be confusion about what exactly is happening. Unfortunately, scammers may try to take advantage of that confusion in order to defraud consumers.

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BBB Warning: Scam Tempts Timeshare Owners with Great Prices

Scammers ask targets to wire thousands to Mexico for “fees” and other phony charges

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BBB Warning: Scammers Prey on Excitement Around Total Eclipse

Scammers are capitalizing on next Monday’s total solar eclipse

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Scam Alert: Don’t Fall for Lower Energy Bills Con

Scammers use high summer electricity bills to trick you in to sharing personal information

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Posted in Business Tips, Consumer Tips, Consumer/Business Services, Scams