Category Archives: Too Good To Be True

BBB warns of scams targeting service members

Military Saves Week is an opportunity to focus on the financial readiness of Service Members and their families to help them reduce debt and save money for the future.  But scammers are also interested in Service Members too. Better Business … Continue reading

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FTC issues refund checks to U.S. consumers who bought Double Shot diet supplements

Did you purchase Double Shot pills, which promised to “cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss without diet or exercise” (but did not)? If so, you may have a refund check coming. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week … Continue reading

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Jamaican man first to be extradited to the U.S. on charges in international lottery scheme

Your BBB regularly gets calls from consumers who were told they just won a big lottery prize–all they have to do is wire a few hundred dollars to cover some kind of fee. Of course, if they do, the money … Continue reading

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Fishing for romance this Valentine’s Day? Don’t catch a catfish!

BBB warns online users to beware of scams that could break hearts and wallets  The Internet can be a good way to find romance–millions of Americans use online dating sites, social media and chat rooms to meet people. Unfortunately, those … Continue reading

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BBB lists top 10 scams of 2014

Better Business Bureau hears from thousands of consumers and business owners every year about a variety of scams and frauds. Many are new twists on existing scams, but scammers get more sophisticated every year in how they spoof trusted names … Continue reading

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Want to lose weight this year? Don’t get tricked by false claims!

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BBB warns: Beware of ‘too good to be true’ diet products

Looking to shed some unwanted pounds? Some people do it by hitting the gym and cutting calories. Others try to lose weight by participating in a weight loss program or buying the diet products they see in ads. If you’re in that … Continue reading

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Caller asks for advance fee: The biggest and reddest of red flags

We’re accustomed to hearing about scams at Your BBB. People call in to ask about offers that sound too good to be true. Usually we point out “red flags” that could be signs of a scam and ask them to … Continue reading

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Don’t send Santa letters to a grinch by mistake!

BBB offers advice to avoid scam holiday websites The holiday season is here and unfortunately so are scammers. Just like the Grinch they are looking to steal your holiday joy. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and … Continue reading

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Seeking fast cash for the holidays could cost you a bundle

BBB warns consumers to be wary when applying for payday or car title loans Your cash reserves are running low. Holiday presents need to be bought and you don’t get paid until next week. What can you do to get … Continue reading

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