Category Archives: Too Good To Be True

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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Texas AG shuts down Houston-area diploma mill

Getting an education is pretty important for career advancement. Unfortunately, some “institutions” that appear to be affordable alternatives actually just take your money in exchange for diplomas that aren’t worth the paper they were printed on. The Texas Attorney General’s Office has … Continue reading

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BBB warns students: beware of college aid scams!

Going to college is expensive, so any potential influx of cash is going to get a student’s attention. Unfortunately, some offers targeting college students are bogus. Your BBB warns college students to make sure scholarships and financial aid offers are the real … Continue reading

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Austin-area woman tricked by tech support scammers–Don’t be the next victim

An Austin-area resident was recently victimized by a tech support scam by people posing as employees of Microsoft. She got off light– a $54.07 charge that she later got back after disputing the charge with her credit card company–but for a … Continue reading

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BBB Investigation: Consumers allege Consumer Financial Freedom takes upfront payment for credit repair services and doesn’t deliver

Consumer Financial Freedom, also known as New Beginnings Credit Repair Solutions, claims on its website http://www.creditrepair4life.org that it will “guarantee a better credit score.” However, consumers have complained to Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the … Continue reading

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