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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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‘Clickbait’ scams use promises of ‘shocking videos’ to spread spam and malware

Anytime something makes the headlines or goes “viral,” scam artists are going to take advantage. BBB.org warns that fake version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge have been making the rounds lately, but it could be anything that tempts you … Continue reading

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Don’t let your social media account get phished!

Phishing is a common threat to everyone who uses the Internet. Usually a phishing scam comes in the form of an email from some important institution like a bank with alarming information, like “your account is being closed” and a … Continue reading

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Vote for us in Round 2 of Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness competition!

Your BBB has made it to the 2nd Round of Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition. We would love advance to nationals. If that happens, we could win $10,000 towards a charity of our choice –  BBB’s Education Foundation. If you … Continue reading

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Vote for us in Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness competition!

Just a quick pitch to users who find WatchYourBuck.com and Central Texas Better Business Bureau helpful.  Our BBB is competing in Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness competition, which kicked off this week. We are competing against 11 other medium-sized organizations. … Continue reading

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Are you following the real John Cornyn?

U.S. government offers a tool to verify official social media accounts Sure, it may be odd that Representative Lloyd Doggett needs your Social Security number and bank account information to deliver your Social Security payment on time, but politicians in … Continue reading

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Debt collection getting social

Collections agencies using Facebook and Twitter to get debts paid MSN Money reported that debt collectors are now using Facebook and Twitter to find people who owe debt and some are using unscrupulous methods to collect those debts. One strategy … Continue reading

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