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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

Does Amazon Owe You A Refund?

Posted: 7/6/2017

Does Amazon Owe You A Refund?

In April 2017, Amazon agreed to end litigation with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stemming from a complaint filed in July 2014 regarding allegations that they unlawfully billed parents and other account holders millions of dollars for in-app charges without their consent. As a result of the agreement, a refund program was begun....Read more

Tags: refund, Amazon, mobile apps

Hackers use Starbucks app to steal money

Posted: 5/14/2015

Hackers use Starbucks app to steal money

Starbucks confirmed Wednesday that some customers had funds withdrawn from the credit cards linked to the Starbucks app without their knowledge. BCA explains how hackers are gaining access to your account and offers prevention tips....Read more

Tags: scams, mobile apps, security breach

Snapchat videos and images of teenagers leaked online

Posted: 10/13/2014

Snapchat videos and images of teenagers leaked online

Videos and pictures of as many as 200,000 teenagers who use the Snapchat service may have been leaked online. BCA has these tips on what to do....Read more

Tags: security breach, Snapchat, mobile apps, consumer tips