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Tag Archives: phishing
Just when you thought you’d never see a scam again, it pops right back up. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission is saying about a scam they first talked about in 2015. The scam works like this.
BBB and the Texas Association of REALTORS® warns consumers of online real estate scams It all started with one click. A few emails later, $50,000 was gone and a Texas realty company became the latest victim of a widespread wire … Continue reading
Several employees at Your BBB have received phishing scam emails designed to trick investors with Charles Schwab accounts into giving up their login information. This is similar to more widespread phishing emails that pretend to be from banks. If you … Continue reading
Beware of unsolicited emails wanting to make you the heir to a fortune or set up a purchase agreement with your business
Talking about barking up the wrong tree… One of my coworkers at Your BBB just got a couple of emails with business proposals that–to us–were pretty obviously scams. They might not be obvious to everyone, however. We deal with this … Continue reading
‘Your card has been deactivated.’ Translation: Crooks pretending to be from your bank are trying to rip you off
With many banks offering fraud alerts for credit and debit cards, it can be easy to fall for fake versions. Watch out for automated phone calls and text messages that claim your card has been deactivated. It’s really an attempt … Continue reading
Your smartphone is full of information and entertainment. Unfortunately, it is also a way for scammers to get to you if you aren’t careful. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is reporting a utility scam by crooks who pretend to be … Continue reading
Identity theft is a serious threat to businesses, not just consumers With the recent news stories about retailers having their records compromised by hackers, Americans are focused on the dangers of identity theft. According to a 2012 survey from the … Continue reading
Small businesses, beware. The Federal Trade Commission just warned that a scam email is circulating that falsely claims there is an FTC complaint against businesses. The email contains a link that can install a virus or other other malware on your … Continue reading