scams

  • El coronavirus ha creado una lluvia de estafas

    Indianapolis, INDIANA -Si Willie Sutton estuviera vivo, no andaría robando bancos “porque ahí es donde está el dinero”, ahora más bien sería un estafador. En lugar de solo $2 millones de dólares que robó a lo largo de su carrera, podría estar tomando su tajada de los casi $70...
  • Corona Virus Opens a Pandora’s Box of Scams

    Indianapolis, IND — If Willie Sutton were alive, he wouldn’t be robbing banks, more likely he’d be a scam artist, siphoning off a portion of the almost $70 million that Indiana consumers alone have reportedly lost to fraud even before the COVID-19 pandemic opened up a pandora’s box of...
  • 6 tips for avoiding charity scams

    BPT Charitable giving is a significant part of many people’s lives and budgets and individuals are often eager to give back and lend a helping hand to those in need. Unfortunately, not every organization seeking a donation is exactly what it claims to be. If you’re not careful, you...
  • Don’t Use Gift Cards to Pay for Scams

    Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services Gift cards prepaid credit-card-like financial instruments are for gifts. Just ask the government. Use them, perhaps, to give your style-conscious niece who lives far away the chance to shop for something she’ll actually wear. But DON’T use a gift card to help rescue that niece, or...
  • BBB Tip: Avoiding Ticket Scams

    Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Whether you want to take in a baseball game or are looking ahead to your favorite summer concerts, be careful of ticket scams when you purchase online.  Thanks to the internet, there are countless ways for consumers to find tickets and connect with online...
  • Impostor Scams: Who’s Really Contacting You?

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau It’s easy to pretend to be someone that you’re not on the Internet or over the phone, and it can be difficult to tell who’s real and who’s faking it. Scammers depend on this confusion to trick unwitting consumers in to giving...
  • BBB Study: Online Romance Scams Stealing Millions from Unsuspecting Victims

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau On Feb 13, Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a new study that reveals an estimated one million Americans have been victimized in romance scams, with losses nearing one billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to...
  • 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....
  • 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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