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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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    Debt Collection Con New Twist

    Debt collection scams are one of the most frightening and persistent types of cons. BBB warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new twist that claims to be collecting on cash advances. The scam works like this. You receive an automated call allegedly from a company claiming to be collecting payment for a …

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    If Caller Asks “Can You Hear Me?,” Just Hang Up

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The “Can You Hear Me?” scam has long been used to coerce businesses into purchasing office supplies and directory ads they never actually ordered, but now it’s targeting individual consumers, as well. For the last few days of January, more than half …

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    BBB Warns About Online Retailer

    Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is warning consumers that it has received 14 unanswered complaints regarding Patriot EDC, a Wyoming Limited Liability Company. Five additional complaints are open and pending. According to the company’s website, “Patriot EDC is a group of working class patriots bringing you the tools you need for day to day …

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    BBB Warning: Rocky Mountain Film Lab

    Better Business Bureau Serving Denver/Boulder is issuing a warning on a pattern of complaints concerning Rocky Mountain Film Lab. Steve Dock is the owner of the business, which specializes in obtaining images from old films, and claims to be the world’s premiere developer of antique, esoteric, vintage, outdated and old film. This business currently has …

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