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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.
BBB: College Students at High Risk for Identity Theft
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 because they often have good, clean credit scores. Young adults are also prime targets, not just beca
BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online
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 complaints against online retailers nationally. Complaints cover a wide range of issues. Some allege the
Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store
Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store
When I was in junior high school in the early-1970's (yes, I'm not a "Spring chicken" anymore), I learned to type in a summer school class, on a manual typewriter. At about that same time, my Mom bought an electric typewriter, and for the next 15 years or so, I used that machine to type out everything from homework reports in high school to song lyrics for bands I played in over the year
BBB Warns Social Media Users to Beware of Phishing Messages
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 and prompt you to share sensitive personal data, it’s called “phishing”. Phishing is big business f

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