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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

BCA Scam Watch: Take a Pass on American Savings Pass

Posted: 9/22/2017

BCA Scam Watch:  Take a Pass on American Savings Pass

Consumers are being lured into signing up for a false discount savings plan, American Savings Pass. The company that also goes by the name American FunPass and, for a monthly fee, offers exclusive discounts and savings from national chains and restaurants. Oftentimes, consumers are presented with offers of free gift cards when making purchases from other retailers and enrolled in a 30-day trial for American Savings Pass. Many complain that they never receive information on the program, nor do t...Read more

Tags: scam watch, discount cards, gift cards

Scam Watch: Lowe’s Mother’s Day Coupon is a Fake

Posted: 5/3/2017

Scam Watch:  Lowe’s Mother’s Day Coupon is a Fake

You may have seen a recent coupon circulating Facebook, offering free $50 coupons from Lowe’s for Mother’s Day. Beware, it’s a scam. Similar scams have circulated for other major retailers and restaurants such as Target, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, and Red Lobster. ...Read more

Tags: scam, gift cards, coupons

iTunes Scams Leave Victims Singing the Blues

Posted: 5/20/2016

iTunes Scams Leave Victims Singing the Blues

One of the latest methods used by crooks is demanding payment by iTunes gift cards. Stolen iTunes gift cards are a hot commodity on the black market and scammers make good money off of them. Business Consumer Alliance offers some tips on how to spot and avoid this scam....Read more

Tags: itunes, scam, gift cards

BCA Scam Watch: Reward Redemption Center

Posted: 6/25/2015

BCA Scam Watch:  Reward Redemption Center

If you receive a call from Reward Redemption Center about a $100 rebate card—hang up the phone. The caller’s motive is to commit fraud, not to deliver any reward....Read more

Tags: scam, gift cards, fraud