Better Business Bureau
You’ve probably heard about the various websites that will give you cash for your old electronics, including cellphones– but sellers beware.
The emails say a parcel was unable to be delivered, or ask recipients to update their passwords.
With the death toll from the Ebola virus now having topped 4,000 people – including one fatality in the U.S. – consumer advocates have been warning of scams that take advantage of people’s fears about the disease.
When Sandra Seip’s phone rang at 11 p.m., she couldn’t believe the person on the other end of the line was calling about her computer, saying the matter was urgent.
The consumer group is known for protecting people from all sorts of scams, but it recently became the victim of one.
People from all over the world are talking about it online, and in the U.S. the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning; don’t call back, or else.
When it comes to purchasing Super Bowl tickets, the Better Business Bureau is urging that the buyer beware. A serious scam is out there threatening to hit those looking to go to the big game in East Rutherford, N.J., next month.
Here’s a new warning about another scam that could show up on your door step. An official looking letter arrives in the mail saying you owe fees — and if you don’t pay up, you may face jail time.
Experts say items already marked down 70 percent before the holiday may now be slashed another 30 to 50 percent.
Holiday time is shopping time, but it’s also complaining time. And making returns and dealing with customer service can turn anyone into a Scrooge.
They are scams that cost the public millions of dollars a year. Companies are preying on parents and students, tricking them into thinking there’s an easy way to pay tuition.
The holidays can bring out the best in people, but consumer advocates warn they are also bringing out the worst — from charity scams to bogus holiday e-mails phishing for your personal information.
In all, about 5,000 tickets were sold before the error was fixed. El Al blamed an outside contractor for the mistake.
Grieving families say they’ve been dealt another blow — by a person trusted to make keepsakes of their lost loved ones. They say the custom rosaries were promised but never delivered.
Businesses in Connecticut and nationwide are being warned to guard against a spam email that falsely claims to be from the Better Business Bureau.