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Category Archives: Too Good To Be True
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
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
The holidays are over and consumers are turning their thoughts toward making 2013 better than 2012. According to USA.gov, one of the most common New Years’ resolutions is to get fit. Gyms and fitness centers are more than happy to … Continue reading
Close to 200 consumers nationwide have filed complaints with BBB in the past year because they were scammed after responding to an ad on Craigslist. The most common scams involve renting a home or applying for a job. The following … Continue reading
Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, car payments; sometimes, the list of debts to pay off can feel overwhelming. Add to that the loss of a job, an illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and consumers may need a life jacket. However, … Continue reading
Last week, BBB offices around the country received a number of calls from consumers reporting a suspicious government grant offer. Consumers are alerted by phone that they qualify for a government grant. The qualifications seem a bit fuzzy but the … Continue reading