Tag Archives: Scam

How your health can become a target for scammers

  “All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health” is a quote by Reba McEntire. But if that is true, then con-artists have not gotten the memo. While your health may not seem like something that can … Continue reading

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HEB coupon promotion deemed fraudulent

What may have looked like a great deal, is turning out to be nothing more than a fraudulent scheme. A fake HEB coupon promotion appeared on Facebook this week promising customers a free grocery coupon to ‘”EVERYONE” to help celebrate … Continue reading

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Paying for a diploma? FTC halts alleged fake online school

There are several benefits of having a high school diploma. From getting a better job, applying for college, and being eligible for the military. But did you know there is such thing as a diploma mill? What some may think is … Continue reading

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Mother & son scam team fined $2.1 million for tricking Spanish-speakers with fake medical discount cards

A mother and son scam team is settling with the Federal Trade Commission after they allegedly tricked Spanish-speakers into buying fake medical discount cards. According to the FTC, Constanza Gomez Vargas, Walter S. Vargas and their company United Solutions Group … Continue reading

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Free money from the government? Don’t fall for that scam

How does receiving free money without paying it back sound? If you’re feeling this is too good to be true, then you’re on the right track. Government grant scams trick consumers into believing they’ve qualified for a big sum of cash, … Continue reading

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BBB Warning: Phishing Scam Using BBB Name

This afternoon, unknown scammers began sending a wave of bogus emails to business owners and consumers. These emails were disguised to look like Better Business Bureau correspondence and asked people to open an attached Standard Business Questionnaire (SBQ), a form that … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Nanny Scam

Are you a babysitter, nanny, or another type of caregiver? If so, you’ve more than likely used different websites like craigslist.com or care.com to find potential clients. Although these websites are great resources, they also provide an avenue for scammers … Continue reading

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Con-Artists Tricking Victims into Helping Them Steal

Imagine making money in the comfort of your home.  Sound too good to be true? Well, it is.  Many times work-at-home jobs are a scam. But con-artists are now using this type of fraud to fool victims into helping them steal money. … Continue reading

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Corpus Christ PD Cautions About Warrants Scam

The Corpus Christi Police Department is warning residents of a scam where callers are pretending to be officers. According to police, a resident received a call over the weekend from a 361 area code number.  The caller identified themselves as Lieutenant Wade Harris … Continue reading

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Two Firms Charged With Illegally Selling Financial Information To Scammers

The FTC has charged two data broker companies for illegally selling payday applicant’s financial information to scammers, resulting in more than $7 million dollars lost by consumers. According to court documents, Sequoia One LLC, Gen X Marketing Group LLC, and three of the … Continue reading

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