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BBB Warns Of Tax Id Theft Scam

(CNN) - It's tax season, and that can mean ... Scam season. The Better Business Bureau is getting the word out with tax identity theft awareness week. Most people groan about filing their taxes. But, for a con artist,…

BBB Warns Of Census Job Scams

Quincy, IL (KHQA) - The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill thousands of temporary positions, but the Better Business Bureau says to beware of scams. Scammers are posting about open census jobs on the web and social media,…

FedEx Warns Against Text Scam Alert For Deliveries

(CNN) - Don't click on the link! That's what FedEx is telling consumers dealing with a text and email scam. The shipping retailer tweeted this alert out on Wednesday. It points to recent scams where people reported receiving texts…

Woman Loses Millions In Match.Com Romance Scam

(CNN) - A Georgia man has been indicted for scamming millions of dollars from a woman in an online romance scam. According to information presented in court; 35-year-old Mnamdi Mgbodile met a 58-year-old Virginia woman at the end of…

BBB Warning: Great Cable Deal Could Be A Trick

Quincy, IL (KHQA) - The Better Business Bureau is warning of a scam in which con artists impersonating cable company reps claim to offer you a great deal on your service. Here's how it works: You get an unsolicited…

Auto Dial Scam Warning For Smart Devices

(CNN) - A new auto-dial scam is putting millions of smart-device owners at risk. It happens when you ask a device, like Siri or Alexa, to auto-dial a company phone number. Scammers however create fake customer service numbers and…

Military Lose More To Scams Than Other Consumers

Quincy, IL (KHQA) - The Better Business Bureau finds military families are at higher risk for fraud. Military consumers report losing a median of $200.00 when falling victim to a scam, according to the BBB scam tracker. That's 32%…

Better Business Bureau Warns Against IRS Scams

The Better Business Bureau receives many calls every year inquiring about the “IRS” calling and leaving a voice mail threatening legal action if the consumer does not respond immediately. Please know that this…