Beware of scam calls claiming to offer money from surgical mesh settlement

  A scam is circulcating that targets women who have had a surgical mesh procedure. The scammers call potential victims and claim they are set to receive money from a class action lawsuit settlement–but instead they try to get money or personal information. Sherri Lawhon of Corpus Christi was almost a victim of this scam. Fortunately, she…

Fake Green Dot MoneyPak sites ripping off consumers

There are many scams that ask potential victims to pay advance fees using Green Dot MoneyPak  cards. It’s convenient for criminals, because the transactions are nearly impossible to trace. Now, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns of a new scam involving fake Green Dot MoneyPak websites. According to IC3, victims generally find the websites with Internet searches and usually…

Advance fee loan scammers using BBB’s name

Better Business Bureau has received two recent complaints about advance fee loan scammers who are falsely associating themselves with BBB. In both cases, the scammers demanded upfront payments via Green Dot cards, claimed BBB was taking payment for old debt. Both scam companies used names containing the word “Cash” and one pretended to represent real…

Scam alert! Fake BBB calls target area consumers

If there’s anything I hate worse than a scam, it’s a scam that uses a trusted name in order to take advantage of people. Better Business Bureau recently received consumer complaints about a couple of scams that had something in common: the scammers claimed to be representing BBB. BBB Green Dot card scam In the…