Scam alert: Fake FTC email pops up again

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.

Wire fraud scam targets real estate buyers in Texas

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 fraud scam. The Story Earlier this year, a Texas realty company found out that one…

Don’t fall prey to phishing scam targeting Charles Schwab investors

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 click the link and follow the scammers’ instructions, you will be giving up the key…

Don’t let your social media account get phished!

Phishing is a common threat to everyone who uses the Internet. Usually a phishing scam comes in the form of an email from some important institution like a bank with alarming information, like “your account is being closed” and a link that takes you to a fraudulent website that looks a lot like the real…

Scammers offer fake prizes hoping to steal your account–Don’t get phished!

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 with your telecommunications carrier. The scammers use a phishing attack hoping to trick you into entering…

Warning to businesses: ID thieves have you in their crosshairs

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 Bureau of Justice Statistics, 14 percent of people age 16 or older, or 34.2 million…

New IRS scam falsely claims to be from Taxpayer Advocate Service

As the deadline approaches to file income taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting a new scam by criminals impersonating IRS personnel. Your BBB recently shared a warning from the IRS about a scam targeting immigrants. Now the IRS is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam designed to trick you…