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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

Kim’s Catch: Helping America Group

Posted: 7/12/2017

Kim’s Catch:  Helping America Group

When you’re drowning in debt, a call from someone offering to reduce the amount you owe or eliminate it altogether could sound like a lifesaver. However, far too often the people behind these debt relief services oversell and under deliver....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scam, debt relief

Kim’s Catch: Dean Howard Properties

Posted: 5/11/2017

Kim’s Catch:  Dean Howard Properties

Dean Howard Properties (DHP) is making the rounds, offering to sell their timeshares to timeshare owners with property in Mexico. The company makes offers that are more than ideal and some owners are enticed to sign contracts with DHP. They initially claim owners will have no out-of-pocket expenses. But DHP shortly thereafter begins asking for various fees, including transfer fees, taxes, maintenance fees, etc., which quickly add up to thousands of dollars. Sadly, DHP doesn’t want to help owners...Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scam, Dean Howard Properties, timeshares

Kim’s Catch: Vibrant Jewelry

Posted: 3/8/2017

Kim’s Catch: Vibrant Jewelry

Consumers who have purchased jewelry online from Vibrant Jewelry are complaining about not receiving their merchandise....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, jewelry sales, scams

Kim’s Catch: RushCard

Posted: 1/9/2017

Kim’s Catch:  RushCard

RushCard, owned by UniRush LLC, and one of the many businesses operated by music/entertainment mogul Russell Simmons, has received plenty of backlash from customers as of late. Distraught consumers have turned to Business Consumer Alliance to beg for help getting access to their funds...Read more

Tags: prepaid debit card, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Kim's Catch

Kim’s Catch: FTC Finally Catches Previously Reported Investment Scammer

Posted: 11/9/2016

Kim’s Catch:  FTC Finally Catches Previously Reported Investment Scammer

Avoid these types of work at home schemes. The FTC took action against a shady telemarketing company that swindled over $9 Million from victims....Read more

Tags: seniors, scams, investments, Kim's Catch

Kim’s Catch: Pet Scams

Posted: 9/6/2016

Kim’s Catch:  Pet Scams

You see an advertisement for a free pet. The only cost is to have it delivered. You respond to the ad and are asked to send payment by wire transfer, gift card, or reload pack. Once you send the money in anticipation of your new furry friend, you are then told extra fees are needed to cover medical necessities, crating, insurance, or some other obligation. You are prompted to send more money to get your pet. In the end, you wind up with nothing but empty promises, no pet, and no way to get back ...Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, Pet Ad Scams.

Kim’s Catch: Collect Pros, LLC

Posted: 7/11/2016

Kim’s Catch: Collect Pros, LLC

Collect Pros, LLC (“Collect Pros”) of Carson City, NV, has landed on Kim’s Catch for trying to con consumers in a phony collection scam. ...Read more

Tags: collection agency, scam company, scam watch, Kim's Catch

Kim’s Catch: BCA Helps Authorities Shutdown Debt Relief Scheme

Posted: 5/3/2016

Kim’s Catch:  BCA Helps Authorities Shutdown Debt Relief Scheme

Business Consumer Alliance aided the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in their case against F-rated debt relief scheme, Morgan Drexen. We provided 244 consumer complaints to the agency who filed suit against the company and its CEO, Walter Ledda, for scheming debt-ridden consumers into paying up-front fees for debt relief services that, in most cases, were never fulfilled....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, debt relief, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, scam company

Kim’s Catch: Ogie Fitness Corp.

Posted: 3/22/2016

Kim’s Catch:  Ogie Fitness Corp.

Here’s the Catch: Ogie Fitness Corp., which is run by Guinness World Record holder David "Ogie" Ogron, sells fitness equipment and exercise products. The world’s fastest golfer travels to trade shows, fairs, and home expos, peddling fitness machines and taking orders for costly pieces of equipment. The problem comes when it’s time for delivery. Customers across the U.S. are reporting they never receive their orders....Read more

Tags: scam watch, Kim's Catch

Kim's Catch: Loyal Service Unit Special Team Services

Posted: 9/1/2015

Kim's Catch:  Loyal Service Unit Special Team Services

Security guards looking for jobs and security company operators are warned to be on the watch for Loyal Service Unit Special Team Services (“LSU”), and specifically its principal, Michael McCarthy (“McCarthy”). McCarthy and his F-rated company, LSU, have garnered a poor reputation for deception and failure to pay employees....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scams, security

Kim's Catch: Consumer Advocate Services Enterprises (C.A.S.E.)

Posted: 7/10/2015

Kim's Catch: Consumer Advocate Services Enterprises (C.A.S.E.)

It’s bad enough to be ripped off by fraudulent business practices and outright scams, but many victims who’ve already lost money to timeshare resale or investment scams are often targeted by fraudsters, promising to recoup the victims’ losses for an upfront fee. Consumers across the United States have filed complaints with Business Consumer Alliance (“BCA”) against Consumer Advocate Services Enterprises (“C.A.S.E.”), an advance fee recovery scheme operating out of Long Beach, CA. Consumers claim...Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, timeshares, scams, investments

Kim's Catch: Premium Distribution Corp.

Posted: 5/12/2015

Kim's Catch: Premium Distribution Corp.

Premium Distribution Corp. is one of countless office supply scams looking to dupe businesses out of money. The company has gained a poor reputation and an F rating for deceptively trying to sell toner to businesses. Several businesses have filed complaints with Business Consumer Alliance against the Woodland Hills, California company....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, office supply scams, business tips