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Jury Duty Scammers Use Jail Threats to Scare Victims
Jury duty is a vital civic responsibility and should be taken seriously by all citizens. Unfortunately, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin found scammers may use it to compromise your personal information and steal your money.
The jury duty sc…
Austin Radio ‘Pirates’ Face Stiff Fine From FCC
There's an old Country song titled, "You Gotta Have a License." This is true for any commercial (or non-commercial) radio station in the U.S. Well, a couple in Austin felt that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules regarding licensing for the FM broadcast band didn't apply to t…
BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade
The college fall semester will kick off soon, so now is the time to beware of scams targeting students. Scholarships and financial aid are a great way to help with the high cost of education. Even though finances have already been planned out for the school year, scammers still use this time as an o…
Electric Companies Say Beware of Scammers
Another day, another way that scammers are attempting to rip you off! Read up on the latest methods thieves are using to steal your personal information and use it fraudulently. It involves you getting a phone call telling you that your power is about to be cut off...don't fall for it!
BBB: Avoid Lottery/Sweepstakes Scams
Whether it’s mail, phone or in person, con artists are using the promise of prizes and large cash winnings to steal from honest people. Victims often get an unsolicited phone call, email or letter from someone notifying them that they've won a lot of money or a prize. Better Business Bureau (BBB) se…
Suspicious Email? Gee…Let Me Think About This
So, I'm checking one of my email accounts, and I see one with the subject line: "From Colonel Nick Logan."
"Hmm...," I think to myself. "I don't know anybody named 'Colonel Nick Logan.' I have a brother who retired from the California Army National Guard years ago as a Colone…

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