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Category Archives: Scams
Maybe you’ve gotten one of these calls before: Someone calls out of the blue, claiming your computer is riddled with viruses and wanting to “fix” it remotely. The caller uses technical jargon that may or may not sound convincing, depending … Continue reading
With rental properties in short supply in the Midland area, scammers are taking advantage. A consumer recently informed BBB that someone on Craigslist was trying to rent property that belonged to her. A prospective tenant forwarded her an e-mail message … Continue reading
BBB advises consumers to be cautious about work-at-home opportunities The ability to work from home is an attractive proposition, especially when a company promises high income for little effort. But Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be careful about accepting … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau warns consumers and businesses about vulnerability to scams Better Business Bureau is urging all consumers and businesses to pay close attention to a Cyber Security Advisory issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a vulnerability in … Continue reading
With jobs in short supply, spotting an online help wanted in your field might appear to be just what the doctor ordered. However, BBB suggests consumers use caution when responding to such ads, especially if a prospective employer asks for … Continue reading
Your BBB recently received a report of a suspicious ad on Craigslist. The seller was advertising dogs to be shipped to the Midland/Odessa area, but the consumer was asked to wire $160.98 to Douala, Cameroon via Western Union. Serious red flag, … Continue reading
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, many people are looking for ways to donate funds to help people affected by the tragedies. Your BBB offers the above tips to avoid charity … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission filed its first case challenging mobile “cramming” on April 16 against Wise Media, LLC, Brian M. Buckley and Winston J. Deloney. Mobile cramming is a practice where unauthorized charges are added to a person’s cell phone … Continue reading
Robbie Dale Walker was sentenced to 25-years in prison on April 9, 2013 in Hays County state District Court after pleading guilty to first-degree felony theft. He was also ordered to pay $255,000 in restitution. The case was prosecuted by the … Continue reading