We show 11 matches. These are blogs from our archive for 6/2018

5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Is This a Scam?

Posted: 6/29/2018

Is This a Scam?

One general question that comes to mind when people are considering an offer that may seem just a little too good to be true is, “Is this a scam?”...Read more

Tags: scam, tips

9/11 Imposter Scams on the Rise

Posted: 6/27/2018

9/11 Imposter Scams on the Rise

Imposter scams have become a huge issue in today’s society. With advanced technology, scammers can mask their identity making it appear that they are calling from legitimate agencies and organizations. Most recently, reports have circulated regarding calls from individuals pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). ...Read more

Tags: scam, suspicious phone calls

Texas Dealership Not Delivering Title

Posted: 6/26/2018

Texas Dealership Not Delivering Title

Shealisha purchased her 2003 Ford Expedition in October 2017 from Texas dealership, Texas Auto 290. At the time, they told her the title would be ready in four to six weeks. Six months have passed and she still has not received the title. Texas Auto 290 is not communicating with her and she has turned to Business Consumer Alliance for assistance....Read more

Tags: car dealership, title transfer, vehicle purchase

Upset Customers Want Online Retailer to Get It in Gear

Posted: 6/25/2018

Upset Customers Want Online Retailer to Get It in Gear

On Demand GEAR is racking up complaints for not delivering orders to their customers. Several consumers have filed complaints and left reviews with Business Consumer Alliance that mirror each other. Customers repeatedly claim they paid the company for items such as sweatshirts and jackets, but received nothing....Read more

Tags: online retailer, nondelivery, online order, online shopping tips

Tax Relief Company Rips Taxpayer Off for $1,800

Posted: 6/22/2018

Tax Relief Company Rips Taxpayer Off for $1,800

Imagine owing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a considerable amount of money. Drowning in tax debt and desperate to find a way out of the debt, you turn to a tax relief service for help. After paying for services and waiting on a resolution, the company finally tells you the IRS is unwilling to negotiate and you owe more money due to penalties and fees. And they refuse to give you a refund although they did not do what they said they would do. Talk about a nightmare, right?...Read more

Tags: IRS tax assistance, scam, tax debt

Using Public Wi-Fi More Safely

Posted: 6/20/2018

Using Public Wi-Fi More Safely

Encryption is important to keeping your information secure when you’re online. So while at the airport, coffee shop, restaurant, repair shop, or anywhere where you’re going to use public Wi-Fi, here are a few tips to help you surf safely....Read more

Tags: wifi, wireless internet, security, tips

Forklift Certificate Scams Lift Job Seekers Money

Posted: 6/18/2018

Forklift Certificate Scams Lift Job Seekers Money

Looking for a job can be laborious. If you’re desperate for work, trying to make ends meet, an offer for work and training may appear to be a godsend. But as you’ll learn here, some con artists deceive job seekers into paying them for non-existent jobs....Read more

Tags: trade school, employment, training, scam

Watch Out for Crafty Unclaimed Funds Scheme

Posted: 6/15/2018

Watch Out for Crafty Unclaimed Funds Scheme

Business Consumer Alliance wants to warn consumers about an unclaimed money scam that has bilked some consumers out of thousands of dollars....Read more

Tags: scams, government agencies, unclaimed property, unclaimed funds

6 Ways Contractors Can Protect Their Valuables

Posted: 6/13/2018

6 Ways Contractors Can Protect Their Valuables

Contractors and laborers spend good money on equipment and tools. BCA is sending these tips to professionals to help them protect their valuables and alleviate theft....Read more

Tags: contractor, tips

You Can’t Always Trust Your “Friends”

Posted: 6/12/2018

You Can’t Always Trust Your “Friends”

Being online is customary for many in today’s society. It’s not uncommon for one to check their Facebook or Twitter feed frequently, share interesting stories and life details, or engage with others over the Internet. Be aware that scammers also lurk on these sites looking for their next victim....Read more

Tags: social network site, scams, internet

Homeless Mother of Two Taken for Deposit

Posted: 6/5/2018

Homeless Mother of Two Taken for Deposit

House hunting can be stressful. Finding a suitable and affordable home can be hard....Read more

Tags: rental, refund, housing, refund policy