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Cramming operation shut down, ordered to pay back $38 million

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

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Congratulations to BBB Employee of the month!

  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.

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New IRS scam falsely claims to be from Taxpayer Advocate Service

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

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Don’t wig out over fake hair–get the real deal

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

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Texas AG cracks down on Veterans Support Organization for deceptive marketing

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

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BBB Warning: ‘Cryptolocker’ is latest breed of computer malware

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

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It’s tax time! Choose the right tax professional for you

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

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BBB investigation: Art Heist leaves consumers hanging

Consumers allege Leander-based art print website takes money, doesn’t deliver Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin continues to receive numerous complaints about Leander, Texas-based Art Heist – art-heist.com, an online store that sells art … Continue reading

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Looking for a gym? Make sure you burn calories without getting burned!

If you’re like me, you probably regret some of the meals and treats you gobbled down over the holidays. I’m not making a formal resolution this year–I know how those turn out–but I am determined to get back into shape. … Continue reading

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Hitmen don’t send ‘Pay up or die’ text messages, but scammers do

Watch out for a threatening twist on a classic email scam. Scammers are posing as hitmen and sending text messages telling victims to pay up… or die. How the Scam Works: You receive a scary text message. It appears to … Continue reading

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