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Category Archives: Too Good To Be True
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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