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BBB Study: Sophisticated Scheme Helps Tech Support Scammers Bilk Millions from U.S. Victims

Learn the red flags and how to protect yourself

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

Cyber Monday: Tips for Staying Safe and Saving Money

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California offers advice for savvy online shopping over the holidays

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

Top Three Riskiest Scams for Military Families and Veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, your Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges service members to keep an eye out for scams

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Posted in Consumer Tips, Consumer/Business Services, Credit - Mortgage - Payments, Scams

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

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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Posted in Consumer Tips, Consumer/Business Services, Scams