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Jury Duty Scam Alive & Well in Victoria
We hear about all kinds of scams these days as unscrupulous people attempt to con you out of your money. Here's a new one that the Better Business Bureau has brought to our attention involving jury duty. Here's what the official press release had to say.
Read and Post Customer Reviews About a Business on BBB’s Website
Customers can now share their marketplace experiences with businesses on Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin’s website. By launching this free service, BBB provides a new platform for customers to voice positive, negative, or neutral experienc…
BBB Advises: Donate To a Charity You Can Trust
September marks a month which recognizes worthy causes. The anniversary of 9/11 and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month may have people considering a donation to a charity. Last month, viral videos of people pouring ice water over their heads sparked a donation frenzy. Participants, including celebriti…
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…
BBB: College Students at High Risk for Identity Theft
Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students who have grown up in an era of social media, smartphones and widely available internet access. Unfortunately, this also makes students more susceptible as a target for scams and fraud.
Identity thieves look to college-age adults be…
BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online
Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products from the convenience of your computer or portable device. While online shopping allows you to avoid crowds and lines, there are certain risks involved when spending at online retailers. Last year, BBB received over 2,000 compl…
BBB Warns Social Media Users to Beware of Phishing Messages
These days almost every social media outlet allows for private messaging. Even Pinterest recently jumped on the messaging bandwagon. The unfortunate side effect is that scammers are quick to jump on too.
When con artists create emails, links or web pages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source …
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…
BBB Advice for Those on the Hunt for the Perfect Apartment
Whether you are a college student looking for a place to live or just new to the area, finding an apartment can sometimes be difficult in today’s renters market. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin receives thousands of complaints against apar…
BBB: Beware of Not-So-Fun ‘Fun’ Runs
 
The Better Business Bureau has been hearing lots of complaints from around the country about various fun runs that have been cancelled with short notice, often with no refunds. Last week, BBB of Greater Cleveland reported on a 5K Foam Fest that was cancelled with just four days’ notice. An email to…

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