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    Sophisticated Scheme Helps Tech Support Scammers Bilk Millions from U.S. Victims

    A report by Better Business Bureau (BBB) says it’s not a matter of if you will become a target of computer technical support scammers, but when these scammers will try to victimize you. Thieves, most of whom are located in India, are using sophisticated advertising and carefully crafted sales techniques to scare consumers into buying …

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    Holiday Trends and Tips

    The 2017 holiday season is upon us and Better Business Bureau wants to help consumers and donors shop smart and give wisely. These tips are for a safe holiday season. • Gift Receipts: Always ask for a gift receipt. The recipient can return a gift that’s not just right. • Warranty Information: Inquire about the …

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    Looking for Netflix Support? Be Careful Whom You Call

    Trying to reach Netflix for help with your account? If so, watch out for this crafty con. Scammers provide fake customer support numbers online and fool callers into purchasing unrelated computer software. How the Scam Works: You are having trouble with your Netflix account, so you search online for the customer support phone number. A …

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    Be Aware of Local Scams!

    It seems scams are on the rise across Colorado. There are phishing scams that imitate bank or financial websites, Amazon email shipping notices for products never ordered, emails indicating you’ve received a rich inheritance, and so on! These scams are trying to obtain your bank account numbers or sending money by clicking on a link. …

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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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