Work-at-home scam targets college students

When you’re in college, money is always an issue, so an offer to make a little cash might be tempting, but Your BBB warns not to get caught up in something that could land you in big trouble. There is a new twist on a classic  work-from-home scheme that specifically targets college students. Don’t let the promise of easy…

Don’t fall prey to a puppy scam!

Who doesn’t love puppies? They’re so cute and lovable. Just the word puppy inspires an emotional reaction in a lot of people–and if there’s one thing  scammers are good at, it’s playing on people’s emotions. Your BBB recently heard from a Corpus Christi woman who got scammed out of $200 while trying to buy a Yorkie…

Don’t send Santa letters to a grinch by mistake!

BBB offers advice to avoid scam holiday websites The holiday season is here and unfortunately so are scammers. Just like the Grinch they are looking to steal your holiday joy. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning of fraudulent websites offering a “Letter from Santa.” Some of…

Check cashing scam goes digital: Here comes the banking app version

The check cashing scam comes in many flavors: fake lottery, fake work-at-home, fake inheritance, Nigerian Prince, etc. Consumers have told Your BBB about all those and more, but they’re really all the same. In all cases, someone wants you to deposit a check in your account, send money to them or someone else and “take…

Red Bull ‘advertising wrap’ scam–don’t fall for it!

There is an email scam going around, first reported on this blog in January, that fools people into thinking an energy drink company will pay you to drive around with an “advertising wrap” on your car. Don’t fall for it! It’s just another variation on the counterfeit check scam. A consumer recently contacted Your BBB…