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Category Archives: Too Good To Be True
Investing always carries risk, but it’s especially risky when the people soliciting investments offer a deal that’s too good to be true–and have previous convictions for fraud. Those red flags and more applied to Houston company Intermodal Wealth LLC, according to … Continue reading
Better Business Bureaus warns consumers about scams targeting unsuspecting puppy buyers Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin warns dog lovers to be cautious when responding to online or newspaper classified advertising. Commonly, a scammer—posing … Continue reading
Your BBB often warns consumers about the risks of work-at-home opportunities. One of the schemes that gets consumers in trouble these days is the promise of a website that lets you collect ad revenue with a small payout and little … Continue reading
Beware of the “something for nothing” offer. Whether by phone, email or text message, scam artists have been using that offer as bait for a long time. Now the social media app called Snapchat–popular with teens and young adults that … Continue reading
Work-at-home opportunities are tempting, but unfortunately, the industry can be a risky one for consumers. BBB has warned about the work-at-home industry in the past. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently obtained settlements from several businesses and individuals, shutting down … Continue reading
The economy may be in recovery, but there are still plenty of people struggling to get ahead, trying to make up for past losses and save up a nest egg for the future by investing money. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous … Continue reading
A co-worker was looking for a rental house in the Austin area this weekend, when he spotted a heck of a deal in online classified ad: a three-bedroom home being rented for only $850 a month. Well below the going … Continue reading
It’s a sad fact of life that there’s no easy way to lose weight. You’ll probably have to eat less and exercise more. There’s no shortage of people trying to sell us “easy” weight loss, however. The Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading
Old scam comes in new ‘wrapper’: Crooks ‘pay’ you to put advertising wrap on your car–with a counterfeit check!
Your BBB just got a call yesterday from a man from Midland, Texas who nearly got scammed by a new twist on the old “pay you to work at home with a counterfeit check and get you to wire money … Continue reading