BBB warns: Don’t be fooled by a puppy scam

Do you love puppies? Stupid question. Of course you love puppies. Who doesn’t? They’re so cute! But don’t let that cuteness blind you to online scammers’ tricks. Your BBB urges you to be careful when responding to classified ads for pets. Scammers often post ads offering free or inexpensive puppies. Communicating only through emails, the scammers…

Work-at-home still a scary proposition — even if it’s ‘temporary’

BBB has warned before about the dangers of taking on work-at-home opportunities–there are so many opportunities to get ripped off. But con artists are pretty crafty. That’s their business. What if they convinced you it wasn’t really a work-at-home job? A consumer from Mexia, Texas recently got taken by that ruse. She says she never…

BBB Alert: Global Freight and Logistics takes money, doesn’t deliver cars

BBB alerts consumers about Austin-area vehicle transport company Better Business Bureau, serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin alerts the public to an Austin-area business that allegedly takes wire payments to transport vehicles and either does not pick them up or doesn’t deliver them to their destination. Complaints to BBB report losses ranging…

BBB and WU’s Scam Stopper site protects seniors

With our Watchyourbuck.com blog, our BBB frequently talks about scams, many of them targeting seniors. We would like to put a stop to as many of those scams as possible, and we’re not the only ones. Tomorrow, June 15, is the United Nations-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, so the global payment service Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) and…