Defendants in Spanish-language scheme banned from telemarketing, selling weight-loss products

In a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, defendants in a Spanish-language marketing scheme are banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products. The defendants allegedly charged Spanish-speaking consumers for unordered and defective products and made it costly or nearly impossible to get refunds. According to a the FTC, The Hispanic Global Way defendants sold products via…

BBB warns of scams targeting service members

Military Saves Week is an opportunity to focus on the financial readiness of Service Members and their families to help them reduce debt and save money for the future.  But scammers are also interested in Service Members too. Better Business Bureau (BBB) and MilitarySaves.org wants to remind you to watch out for common scams that…

Fishing for romance this Valentine’s Day? Don’t catch a catfish!

BBB warns online users to beware of scams that could break hearts and wallets  The Internet can be a good way to find romance–millions of Americans use online dating sites, social media and chat rooms to meet people. Unfortunately, those sites also give criminals an easy way to search for potential victims. Your BBB warns that…

BBB lists top 10 scams of 2014

Better Business Bureau hears from thousands of consumers and business owners every year about a variety of scams and frauds. Many are new twists on existing scams, but scammers get more sophisticated every year in how they spoof trusted names and fool consumers. Here are the most pervasive scams of 2014, based on our experience with…

BBB warns: Beware of ‘too good to be true’ diet products

Looking to shed some unwanted pounds? Some people do it by hitting the gym and cutting calories. Others try to lose weight by participating in a weight loss program or buying the diet products they see in ads. If you’re in that second group, Your BBB urges you to be aware of deceptive advertising claims that sound too good…

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…