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”…

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…

Talk about the grandparent scam before it happens

Sunday, Sept. 7  is National Grandparents Day–a good time for a family discussion about scams that target older people. One of the most popular (and meanest) schemes is known as the “grandparent scam.” It’s a variation on the “emergency” scam or the “my awful trip” scam. The grandparent scam is designed to fool seniors into thinking that…

Don’t get bamboozled by a Facebook friend impostor!

If you’re like me, you can’t always remember who is in your Facebook friend’s list. Now and again I’ll get a friend request from someone I could’ve sworn was already in my list. Usually it’s someone who took a break from Facebook, then came back and started reconnecting. But be careful. That unexpected friend request…