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    Avoid Buying Used Cars Damaged By Hurricane Flooding

    By Shelley Polansky Recent Hurricane flooding in Texas and Florida has damaged 1000’s of vehicles. If you are in the market for a used car, BBB says to watch for flood-damaged vehicles that could begin to pop up in our area. After a vehicle has incurred flood damage, the insurance company may declare it a …

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    Phishing Scam Mimics BBB Complaint Procedures

    Better Business Bureau is warning business owners and consumers that the BBB name and logo are being fraudulently used by criminals in an on-going email phishing scam. The emails look very much like notice of a complaint from BBB, but contain links to malware that can infect your computer, or steal your passwords as a …

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    Beware of Scams Posing as Apple Support

    By Shelley Polansky BBB has received reports of con artists calling people across the United States and Canada and claiming that their iCloud accounts have been hacked. The scam works like this: You get a robocall claiming to be from Apple Support. You Caller ID may say “Apple Inc.” or the name of your local …

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    BBB and Give.org Offer Tips on Helping Texas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most. “The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey prompts us to want to do …

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    Beware of Solar Eclipse Scams

    On August 21, 2017, the first solar eclipse will hit the mainland United States since 1979. The path of the solar eclipse will go directly through Wyoming and many areas of the state are expected to be among the best spots in the country to view the eclipse along the “path of totality” (the area …

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    Beware of Fake Friend Requests

    Have you ever checked your Facebook profile and seen a friend request from a close friend or family member and since you trust this person, you click accept without a second thought? The scam works like this: A scammer will copy their victim’s profile photo, their victim’s name, and any other information they can collect …

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    BBB Tips for Safety on the ‘Internet of Things’

    Today’s cyber hackers are going after more than just computers. They are going after the “Internet of Things” (IoT)- everyday objects that connect to the internet to send and receive data. Smart televisions, smartphones, tablets, cameras, household appliances, home entertainment systems, lights and wearable health devices are all IoT’s. Their overall goal is to make …

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    BBB Helps in Federal Trial Involving Ponzi Scheme

    The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee recently announced that a federal jury found Larry Bates; his two sons, Chuck and Robert Bates; and Kinsey Bates, the wife of Robert Bates, guilty on all counts set forth in an indictment that charged mail and wire fraud and conspiracy. According to the …

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    IRS May Call You After All

    The IRS imposter scam has been the #1 most reported scam to BBB the last two years. To help people in the community recognize a tax scam, we always gave the advice that the IRS will never call you to collect an outstanding tax debt. However, the IRS has changed the way it deals with …

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    Follow These Tips for Choosing the Right Lawn Service

    Spring is in the air and if you are like many, you might be getting anxious to be outside to tend to your outdoor space. Whether your lawn needs a little touch-up or complete makeover, it’s important to find the right helping hands. Last year, Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming received more …

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