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    Top Three Riskiest Scams for Military Families and Veterans

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Service members and their families make many sacrifices for their country. However, there’s one sacrifice they don’t expect: being a target for scammers. As Veterans Day approaches, your Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges service members to keep an eye out for scams....
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    BBB’s Top Scams of 2017 (So Far)

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau The best way to avoid a scam? To know about it! That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of current scams. Unfortunately, scammers are innovative and sophisticated – they’re always coming up with new schemes and tactics to trick people...
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    New BBB Risk Index Identifies Riskiest Scams

    Better Business Bureau There is no doubt that scams have gone high tech, but the riskiest scam is the face-to-face home improvement scam, with fake check scams running a close second, according to the new BBB Risk Index, a sophisticated analysis that goes beyond volume to look at the...
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    “Grandparent’s” Scam Targets More than Just Seniors

    Better Business Bureau The phrase ‘“grandparent’s” scam’ rings a bell for many people: a little old lady receives a call from her grandson, claiming that there’s an emergency and asking for money. The grandmother, worried sick, quickly wires over a large amount. Unfortunately, in reality it was all a...
  • Top Scams Affecting Students

    Top Scams Affecting Students

    Better Business Bureau Students sometimes feel invulnerable, but they’re more susceptible to scams than they think. According to new research by Better Business Bureau (BBB), 80% of millennials think those over 65 are more likely to be scam victims. In reality, young people are three times more likely than...
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    Controller Yee Warns of Unclaimed Property Scams

    SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee recently cautioned Californians to be aware of common consumer scams related to the unclaimed property program that she administers.  The Controller’s Office has received recent complaints from the public about suspicious postcards, mail, and emails related to unclaimed property. Mailed postcard solicitations...