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Category Archives: Too Good To Be True
Work-at-home opportunities are tempting, but unfortunately, the industry can be a risky one for consumers. BBB has warned about the work-at-home industry in the past. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently obtained settlements from several businesses and individuals, shutting down … Continue reading
The economy may be in recovery, but there are still plenty of people struggling to get ahead, trying to make up for past losses and save up a nest egg for the future by investing money. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous … Continue reading
A co-worker was looking for a rental house in the Austin area this weekend, when he spotted a heck of a deal in online classified ad: a three-bedroom home being rented for only $850 a month. Well below the going … Continue reading
It’s a sad fact of life that there’s no easy way to lose weight. You’ll probably have to eat less and exercise more. There’s no shortage of people trying to sell us “easy” weight loss, however. The Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading
Old scam comes in new ‘wrapper’: Crooks ‘pay’ you to put advertising wrap on your car–with a counterfeit check!
Your BBB just got a call yesterday from a man from Midland, Texas who nearly got scammed by a new twist on the old “pay you to work at home with a counterfeit check and get you to wire money … Continue reading
Find some expensive perfume or other cosmetics at an unbelievably low price? The deal might turn out to be too good to be true. The products might also be harmful according to the FBI, which recently issued a warning that … Continue reading
BBB has been warning consumers about the dangers of lottery scams. You didn’t and can’t win an international lottery, no matter what the letter in the mail says. You’ll just end up sending hard-earned money to scammers for non-existent taxes … Continue reading
Opportunity is a double-edge sword. The West Texas oil boom has produced a lot of jobs in the Permian Basin. Unfortunately, that has led to a serious housing shortage–and an opportunity for scam artists to take advantage of people. BBB warns that … Continue reading
An FBI agent just found several million dollars of your money that you were unaware of. Um, yeah right. I suppose some people might fall for this? A consumer just forwarded BBB an email that offers a twist on the … Continue reading