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BBB Investigation: Advanced fee loan company tricks consumers out of hundreds of dollars

SAN ANTONIO—A company that is allegedly located in San Antonio may have left consumers looking to obtain a loan out to dry after charging hundreds of dollars as an advanced fee, only to never deliver on the loan. Dollars On … Continue reading

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How writing a review could end up hurting your wallet

Better Business Bureau takes a look at how non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts can hurt customers Most consumers don’t read the fine print on everything they sign. We all know that we should carefully read the terms and conditions of … Continue reading

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Five suspects arrested for involvement in IRS scam

TIGTA announced the arrest of five suspects for their involvement in an IRS scam that has collected an estimated $2 million from more than 1,500 victims. Federal officials are accusing the five of making multiple calls while impersonating IRS agents or Treasury officials, telling victims … Continue reading

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IRS impostors tricking students into paying for fake tax

  Have you heard of the “federal student tax”? Neither have we. But don’t worry because if you have, this may mean a scammer has tried to trick you into paying for a tax that doesn’t exist. According to the … Continue reading

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Tech support scam pops up in the Permian Basin

BBB and the Midland Police Department are warning residents of a tech support scam that tricks you into allowing  remote access of your computer. Here’s what’s happening. Residents are receiving phone calls from an alleged Dell technician with a foreign … Continue reading

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BBB Investigation: Consumer’s discounted vacation turns into expensive trip

It was a deal too good to pass up for Betty Adams and her husband. To stay at a resort for five days in Cancun, all Adams would have to do is pay $496.99, book her own flight and attend … Continue reading

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Federal judge finds Amazon liable after charging parents for in-app purchases made by their children

A federal judge has found Amazon unfairly billed parents for in-app purchases made by their children in a lawsuit first filed by the Federal Trade Commission back in July of 2014. According to the FTC, the judge found that Amazon … Continue reading

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FTC stop five companies from labeling products as “all natural”

When consumers read “all natural” they are lead to believe the product contains nothing synthetic. However, according to the Federal Trade Commission, five companies did just that in labeling their products as “100% natural” when it was anything but. The … Continue reading

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FTC warns against new twist of tech-support scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public on a new twist to the tech-support scam that tries to gain access to your computer by alleging to fix a computer virus. In this new version, the FTC claims consumers are … Continue reading

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Scammer fails to trick local YMCA with CEO scam

A staffer at YMCA of Austin recently got an email that appeared to be from the CEO and  asked for all employees’ W-2s. Luckily the staffer was able to realize the email was just a scam. The CEO scam has … Continue reading

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