Category Archives: Too Good To Be True

Think you just got a government grant you didn’t apply for? Prepare to get scammed!

Your BBB has received numerous complaints from consumers who had calls saying they had received a government grant that they never applied for. If you receive a call like that, don’t fall for it. A real grant is hard to get … Continue reading

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‘Free pizza from Pizza Hut’ email carries virus

Do you like pizza? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? How about a ghost pizza with a side of malware to mess up your computer and put your ID at risk? Not quite as appetizing, but that’s what you’ll get … Continue reading

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Red Bull ‘advertising wrap’ scam–don’t fall for it!

There is an email scam going around, first reported on this blog in January, that fools people into thinking an energy drink company will pay you to drive around with an “advertising wrap” on your car. Don’t fall for it! … Continue reading

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Email seeking gold investors — just another scam

Want to get into the gold business? Can you afford $30.5K worth of gold dust or $31.5K for gold bars? Or how about finding someone who can invest, for a nice commission? Dream on. There is an email going around … Continue reading

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Beware of scam calls claiming to offer money from surgical mesh settlement

  A scam is circulcating that targets women who have had a surgical mesh procedure. The scammers call potential victims and claim they are set to receive money from a class action lawsuit settlement–but instead they try to get money or … Continue reading

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BBB Warns About Ebola Scams and Schemes

Fundraisers for Victims May Not Be Authorized Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged recently. BBB Wise Giving Alliance is working with BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas, where … Continue reading

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BBB warns against Jasmine Travel scam

BBB Serving the Brazos Valley & Deep East Texas is warning the public against an airline ticket scam that has been targeting international students wishing to travel to India. On Monday, Oct. 6, Texas A&M University Police Detectives informed BBB that 17 … Continue reading

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Nigerian Prince scam comes with a Texas twist

Once you get wise to certain kinds of scams, you can spot them again even when they come with a different spin. One of the most popular scams on the Internet is the 419 or “Nigerian Prince” scam. In the classic version, … Continue reading

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Flipped out and ripped off: Money flipping schemes targeting social media users

Get rich quick schemes are about as old as money itself, but as you might expect, they are very much at home in the Internet Age. “Money flipping” scams have been making their way around social media platforms like Facebook … Continue reading

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Scammers prey on Ebola fears with quack products

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’re probably at least a bit nervous about the deadly Ebola virus. It might be a “far away” tragedy at the moment, but what if it spreads to the U.S.? What if you … Continue reading

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