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Jury Duty Scammers Use Jail Threats to Scare Victims
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 scam begins when someone, posing as a deputy or court official, contacts the victim via telephone. Re
BBB Warning: Expect Scammers to Use Leaked Celebrity Photos as ‘Click Bait’
BBB Warning: Expect Scammers to Use Leaked Celebrity Photos as ‘Click Bait’
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.
Austin Radio ‘Pirates’ Face Stiff Fine From FCC
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 them, so they put a "pirate" radio station on the air. That is now going to cost them a sub
BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade
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 opportunity to take advantage of students and parents. Before you think about last-minute financial a

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