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…

Find or report a scam near you with BBB Scam Tracker

In February 2015, Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin unveiled Scam Tracker, an interactive tool consumers throughout the U.S. and Canada can use to find and report scams and fraud. BBB’s Scam Tracker website enables BBB to collect and track that information in a meaningful way. With BBB Scam…

Secret shopping scam offers more risk than reward

Being paid to secret shop at some of your favorite stores may seem like the perfect job, but that may not always be the case. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin warns consumers that a secret shopping opportunity may seem real at first glance, but could potentially do more…