Protecting Yourself From LinkedIn Scams

LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for job seekers looking to gain an edge on the competition. Connecting with a hiring manager or top executive could be the ticket to finding a new job. But scammers are using the social media site in a different way. Con-artists are connecting with professionals in order to gain personal…

Staying safe on social media sites: BBB offers advice

Social media is a great way to be entertained and stay in touch with friends and family. Unfortunately, social media sites can get you in trouble if you let your guard down. Clicking on the wrong links could infect your computer or phone with malware or even lead to ID theft. Your BBB has the…

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…

Vote for us in Round 2 of Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness competition!

Your BBB has made it to the 2nd Round of Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition. We would love advance to nationals. If that happens, we could win $10,000 towards a charity of our choice –  BBB’s Education Foundation. If you find WatchYourBuck.com and Central Texas Better Business Bureau helpful, consider giving us your support as we try…

Vote for us in Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness competition!

Just a quick pitch to users who find WatchYourBuck.com and Central Texas Better Business Bureau helpful.  Our BBB is competing in Austin Business Journal’s Social Madness competition, which kicked off this week. We are competing against 11 other medium-sized organizations. We are currently in 7th place, but we would love to win, so we can…

Are you following the real John Cornyn?

U.S. government offers a tool to verify official social media accounts Sure, it may be odd that Representative Lloyd Doggett needs your Social Security number and bank account information to deliver your Social Security payment on time, but politicians in Texas like to be extra hands on. Or maybe that guy you friended on Facebook…

Debt collection getting social

Collections agencies using Facebook and Twitter to get debts paid MSN Money reported that debt collectors are now using Facebook and Twitter to find people who owe debt and some are using unscrupulous methods to collect those debts. One strategy the article mentioned is when the debt collector makes a fake profile to “friend” you,…