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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 Your Phone Calling You?

Posted: 8/23/2017

Is Your Phone Calling You?

Your phone rings. You look at the caller I.D. and lo and behold, it’s your number! But how is that even possible? It’s possible because there’s a swindler on the other end, ready to defraud you through a robocall scam....Read more

Tags: robocall, scam, cell phone

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Posted: 2/10/2017

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Shopping on your mobile device is a convenient way to make a purchase. In this day and age there’s an app for almost anything. When browsing for deals and shopping on your cell phone or tablet, Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) warns you to beware of fake apps that are setup to look real but are really only out to rob you....Read more

Tags: tips, scams, cell phone, security risk

Why Veterans Should Vet Free Phone Offers

Posted: 11/9/2015

Why Veterans Should Vet Free Phone Offers

Veterans are being advised to think twice before accepting “free” cell phone offers. Some veterans who’ve taken up “free” phone or wireless cellular service solicitations later receive notices asking for proof that they meet the eligibility requirements for the service. Many veterans find out at that time that they don’t qualify for the program and are tasked with losing service or paying for something that they thought would be free....Read more

Tags: cell phone, fraud, scams

BCA Scam Watch: eCyclebest

Posted: 6/22/2015

BCA Scam Watch:  eCyclebest

When it comes to electronics, especially mobile devices, it’s hard keeping up with the latest version. It seems as soon as the new iPhone or Galaxy series device is announced, there is a newer version on its heels, promising to be better and faster. After an upgrade, the question is often what to do with the old device. Well, if you’re looking to get top dollar by selling it through one of many buyback programs out there, Business Consumer Alliance (“BCA”) warns consumers to watch out for eCycle...Read more

Tags: scams, cell phone