BBB Warning: Avoid Powerball Scams

With Powerball now breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that scammers will be taking advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners. The big Powerball winners will be announced on television and online, but BBB expects to see scammers reaching out via…

BBB warns of scams that target senior citizens

We all love Grandma, don’t we? She’s always been there for us. Unfortunately, scammers love Grandma too, but for the wrong reasons. Scam artists often target seniors because they’re more likely to be home – possibly even alone – and may have some money saved up. Last year, there were nearly 215,000 complaints of fraud and identity theft from…

Did you just win the lottery or are you about to get ripped off?

The thought of winning a lottery or sweepstakes is pretty exciting. Who couldn’t use a influx of cash in these tough times? Unfortunately, there are a lot of con artists who try to separate you from your hard-earned money with the promise of a big prize. Case in point: Georgia resident Dominic Smith, 26, recently pleaded…

Two Florida residents arrested in alleged foreign lottery scam

BBB has been warning consumers about the dangers of lottery scams. You didn’t and can’t win an international lottery, no matter what the letter in the mail says. You’ll just end up sending hard-earned money to scammers for non-existent taxes or fees. You could also get I hate seeing people fall for these, especially the…

Jamaican lottery scammer arrested in federal crackdown

I hate fraud schemes in general, but I especially hate the ones that target the elderly. One such scammer may be about to get his comeuppance. Watchyoubuck has warned about pay-up-front prize scams in the past. You get a letter or call saying you’ve won a substantial prize. All you have to do is wire money…

Two Phone Scams Making the Rounds in Texas

Over 84,000 people were victims of phone scams last year according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Report. Currently, callers are impersonating two trustworthy organizations in an attempt to steal money and personal information from consumers. 1) BBB Lottery Scam – Individuals claiming to represent BBB call claiming you have won a lottery. In…