Scammers impersonate Publishers Clearing House, BBB

Scammers can be persistent, so it’s a good idea to be on your guard. A Waco-area woman recently received two calls from scammers who lied about who they were in an attempt to get her money. Luckily, she figured it out, didn’t get scammed and reported it to Your BBB. First, they tried it the “nice”…

BBB lists top 10 scams of 2014

Better Business Bureau hears from thousands of consumers and business owners every year about a variety of scams and frauds. Many are new twists on existing scams, but scammers get more sophisticated every year in how they spoof trusted names and fool consumers. Here are the most pervasive scams of 2014, based on our experience with…

BBB Scam Alert: Snapchat users targeted by risky spam messages

Beware of the “something for nothing” offer. Whether by phone, email or text message, scam artists have been using that offer as bait for a long time. Now the social media app called Snapchat–popular with teens and young adults that lets people send pics and videos that vanish after viewing–is being targeted. BBB reports that…

National Consumer Protection Week Daily Tip: Common Scams

Scammers are pretty doggone persistent. They come at you through emails, phone calls and even text messages. You have to keep your guard up as a consumer, because scam artists will do whatever they can to separate you from your money. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Your Better Business Bureau would like to…

Federal court shuts down massive sweepstakes scam

It’s one of the most common scams we hear about at BBB. You get a letter in the mail telling you you’ve won a sweepstakes. All you have to do is send in a payment. After you do, you never hear back, because there really is no sweepstakes. The scammer does it to a lot…