Scammers impersonate Publishers Clearing House, BBB

Scammers can be persistent, so it’s a good idea to be on your guard. A Waco-area woman recently received two calls from scammers who lied about who they were in an attempt to get her money. Luckily, she figured it out, didn’t get scammed and reported it to Your BBB. First, they tried it the “nice”…

Don’t get scammed by an IRS impostor!

As the tax deadline approaches, scammers are working hard to steal money from unsuspecting victims Most of us know it’s not a good idea to get on the Internal Revenue Service’s bad side, so a call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent would have to be rather scary. Unfortunately, scammers will take advantage…

Top three scams targeting businesses

Education is key when it comes to protecting yourself and your business from fraudsters. To avoid falling victim to three of the most common business scams, everyone in your office needs to be alert and aware. Labor law poster scam: An important-looking letter addressed to your company informs you that you need to order new…

Email seeking gold investors — just another scam

Want to get into the gold business? Can you afford $30.5K worth of gold dust or $31.5K for gold bars? Or how about finding someone who can invest, for a nice commission? Dream on. There is an email going around that seeks investors in gold bars and gold dust. Unfortunately, it’s nothing more than a…

FTC shuts down tech support scam operation

Watchyourbuck has warned in the past about scam calls from people pretending to be with Microsoft or other software companies. Your BBB even got a call from someone trying to pull that scam (We didn’t fall for it). If you give these scammers remote access to your computer, lots of bad things could happen–they could lock…