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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

Previous Kim’s Catch Schemer Gets Netted

Posted: 6/13/2019

Previous Kim’s Catch Schemer Gets Netted

American Charity Center was the subject of Kim’s Catch in March 2014, when consumers were warned of their vehicle donation scheme. Under the assumed names American Charity Center and Caring Cars, Joseph Blanco duped donators into turning over the keys of their vehicle to support charities. Not only was American Charity Center unregistered to solicit charitable funds, they weren’t turning over the donations to the charities they claimed to be affiliated with....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, charity

Winter Is Here! 5 Ways to Avoid Being Scammed

Posted: 1/12/2016

Winter Is Here!  5 Ways to Avoid Being Scammed

El Niño has hit on the west coast and many states have suffered severe weather and flooding. When you’re dealing with keeping your family, home, and automobile safe, the last thing on your mind is falling prey to a con artist. But scammers unfortunately don’t break for poor weather conditions. In fact, they just change their game in order to wreak havoc on more victims....Read more

Tags: scams, contractors, charity

7 Signs of a Charity Scam

Posted: 4/28/2015

7 Signs of a Charity Scam

The massive earthquake in Nepal and the Katmandu Valley area that is responsible for over 4,600 deaths has left devastation in its wake. As with any disaster, there are many caring individuals that want to offer support. On the flip side, there are scammers looking to cash in on the tragedy. Here are 7 signs of a charity scams and tips to avoid them....Read more

Tags: charity, scams, consumer tips