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Of the scams that make my blood boil, payday loan scams are near the top of the list. People who are desperate for cash end up losing what little they already had. Meanwhile the scammers get to live it up on … Continue reading
The pyramids in Egypt might be solid structures, but the other kind of pyramid–the pyramid scheme–has a lot more in common with a house of cards. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced a settlement with the alleged operators of a … Continue reading
A vulnerability in Microsoft’s popular Internet Explorer web browser can allow a “remote, unauthorized attack” on users’ computers, the company announced over the weekend via a Service Advisory. Although it is working to fix the problem, the company suggests “workarounds.” … Continue reading
No one likes spending money on things they never agreed to pay for, or “agreed” through some type of trickery. One of the most frustrating scams out there right now is called “cramming,” where a telemarketer calls businesses and other … Continue reading
Say hello to Cesar Alvarado, our employee of the month for April! Cesar is our Regional Director of Public Relations in San Antonio, and an amazing person to have the BBB team.
As the deadline approaches to file income taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting a new scam by criminals impersonating IRS personnel. Your BBB recently shared a warning from the IRS about a scam targeting immigrants. Now the IRS is warning … Continue reading
My dad used to warn me against getting scammed with the old saying, “Don’t take any wooden nickels.” Looks like the modern version is, “Don’t take any plastic hair” (Or at least make sure you know what you’re getting). I … Continue reading
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that Veterans Support Organization (VSO) and four of its principals (Richard Vanhouten, Michelle Vanhouten, Steven Casella and Robert Cruz) were charged with unlawfully soliciting charitable contributions and misrepresenting to Texas donors that the the … Continue reading
Malware program holds personal information for ransom Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers of a malware program that accesses your personal computer and holds it hostage. A release by … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges consumers to take do their homework before filing their taxes. When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your … Continue reading