Category Archives: Too Good To Be True

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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Think you won a prize from a sweepstakes you never entered? Think again!

It’s one of the most common scams we hear about at Your BBB: Someone is told—by mail, phone or email—that they’ve won a big prize in a contest they never entered, but in order to collect the prize, they first … Continue reading

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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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