Better Business Bureau Looks Back At Most Common Scams Of 2020With 2020 in the books, the Better Business Bureau in North Texas has compiled a list of the most common scams to hit the area.
The Suckers List: Even If You Weren't Scammed, You Could Be On ItThe Federal Trade Commission says this year alone fraudsters have sent nearly 14,000 fake Apple or Amazon emails and phone messages phishing for your personal information.
As COVID-19 Vaccine Rolls Out BBB Warns Consumers Should Prepare For Influx Of ScamsThe approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. has many seeing the end of pain, suffering and needless deaths. But one organization is warning a lot of other people see the vaccine as an opportunity to steal from consumers.
BBB Says Crooks Are Out To Steal Your Holiday Spirit, Warns About Common Holiday ScamsBlack Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday are all events marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but officials with the BBB are reminding consumers that crooks are putting seasonal spins on everyday scams.
Mysterious Seeds From China: Dangerous To Texas Agriculture? Or Scam Against Texans And Others?Mysterious seeds from China are popping up in mailboxes across Texas and the country.
New BBB Study Warns Of Moving Scams: 'Consumers Need To Do Their Homework'The BBB says it gets about 13,000 complaints each year about moving companies.
Pet Scams Spike During Coronavirus PandemicHailee Hunn, of Grapevine, lost $700 to a pet scammer when she thought she was buying a kitten.
Better Business Bureau Warns About Spike In Puppy Scams During COVID-19 PandemicThe Better Business Bureau collected data showing scammers are targeting people adopting pets online amid coronavirus shelter in place orders.
Scammers Using Text Messages About Stimulus Checks To Try To Get Your Personal InformationIn a classic case of phishing, these texts usually contain links to unsecure websites.
Fake Work-From-Home Jobs On Rise As Unemployment Soars: 'I'd Really Like Someone To Catch Them'Crooks are capitalizing on the coronavirus, luring job seekers with phony listings on social media or sites like Craigslist.
Fort Worth Woman Discovers Her Work-From-Home Gig Is Possible Illegal Reshipping OperationIt started out as the perfect work-from-home job. But when things didn't add up, a Fort Worth woman called The Ones For Justice.
Better Business Bureau Warns Of 'Puppy Scams' OnlineCustomers paid hundreds to thousands of dollars for purebred puppies, only to discover the dogs never existed.
Ones For Justice Tackles Top Scams Of 2019 In North TexasIn 2019, consumers in North Texas reported losing nearly $350,000 to scam artists, according to the Better Business Bureau.
Better Business Bureau Issues Warning To Watch Out For Fake Vacation Rental ListingsWhether you're using Facebook, Airbnb or VRBO, consumers should report any suspicious listings.
Recruiting Scams Targeting North Texans: 'I Thought I'd Finally Found A Job'If you’re searching for a job, beware. You could be the latest target of cyber thieves.