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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

Back To School Scams

Posted: 7/30/2018

Back To School Scams

As the summer months come to a close, it’s time to prepare for returning to school. That means stocking up on school supplies, clothes, shoes, backpacks, and more. Don’t forget to do your homework on common back-to-school scams....Read more

Tags: school, scam

Is This a Scam?

Posted: 6/29/2018

Is This a Scam?

One general question that comes to mind when people are considering an offer that may seem just a little too good to be true is, “Is this a scam?”...Read more

Tags: scam, tips

9/11 Imposter Scams on the Rise

Posted: 6/27/2018

9/11 Imposter Scams on the Rise

Imposter scams have become a huge issue in today’s society. With advanced technology, scammers can mask their identity making it appear that they are calling from legitimate agencies and organizations. Most recently, reports have circulated regarding calls from individuals pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). ...Read more

Tags: scam, suspicious phone calls

Tax Relief Company Rips Taxpayer Off for $1,800

Posted: 6/22/2018

Tax Relief Company Rips Taxpayer Off for $1,800

Imagine owing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a considerable amount of money. Drowning in tax debt and desperate to find a way out of the debt, you turn to a tax relief service for help. After paying for services and waiting on a resolution, the company finally tells you the IRS is unwilling to negotiate and you owe more money due to penalties and fees. And they refuse to give you a refund although they did not do what they said they would do. Talk about a nightmare, right?...Read more

Tags: IRS tax assistance, scam, tax debt

Forklift Certificate Scams Lift Job Seekers Money

Posted: 6/18/2018

Forklift Certificate Scams Lift Job Seekers Money

Looking for a job can be laborious. If you’re desperate for work, trying to make ends meet, an offer for work and training may appear to be a godsend. But as you’ll learn here, some con artists deceive job seekers into paying them for non-existent jobs....Read more

Tags: trade school, employment, training, scam

Online Directory Service Tries to Swindle Small Business

Posted: 5/4/2018

Online Directory Service Tries to Swindle Small Business

Small business owners should be on alert for invoices being sent out from Local Eco Pages, Inc., an Internet directory provider. A member of Business Consumer Alliance was recently sent an invoice by email from Local Eco Pages, Inc., demanding payment of $1,455.72 for online advertising and web optimization services. This puzzled the owner, who operates a driving instruction school in Washington, because he never did business with Local Eco Pages. ...Read more

Tags: scam, small business, invoice

Tax Refund Scam Alert

Posted: 4/17/2018

Tax Refund Scam Alert

Scammers are stealing refunds from taxpayers by depositing fraudulent tax refunds into accounts and then attempting to reclaim them. Apparently the criminals hack into tax preparers’ computers to steal the taxpayer data. They use the information to file returns and have the refunds deposited into the tax payer’s bank account. After the deposit hits, they then contact the taxpayer stating a refund has been mistakenly deposited into their account and demand that the money be returned....Read more

Tags: IRS, scam, tax refund

Kim’s Catch: Cash Now Offer

Posted: 3/8/2018

Kim’s Catch:  Cash Now Offer

Medicines, doctor visits, diet, and supplies add up. To recover some of the costs, some have turned to selling unused test strips for extra cash....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, diabetes, scam

Are You Getting Scam Likely Calls?

Posted: 10/24/2017

Are You Getting Scam Likely Calls?

Scam callers ring consumers’ lines all through the day. From IRS scams to prize promotion schemes, the con artists relentlessly call, trying to trick individuals. We can relate to these types of calls as most of us have been on the receiving end of them. Wouldn’t it be nice to know it’s a scammer on the other end of the line before you pick it up?...Read more

Tags: scam, cell phone carrier

Don’t Be Fooled by Equifax Scam

Posted: 9/29/2017

Don’t Be Fooled by Equifax Scam

Scammers are using the recent Equifax data breach to contact consumers and defraud them. The FTC warned that consumers have been receiving calls from individuals posing as Equifax employees, calling to “verify” account information. Be aware that this is a scam and these callers are only out to get your information to use it fraudulently....Read more

Tags: FTC, scam, identity theft, data breach, Equifax

Kim’s Catch: Auto Sublease Scams

Posted: 9/8/2017

Kim’s Catch:  Auto Sublease Scams

A lessee looking to unload the financial burden of their car lease seeks relief from an automobile subleasing company that promises to find qualified persons looking to lease short-term and to assume the lease payments. After turning over the keys, confident that some of the financial stress will be alleviated, some clients are unpleasantly surprised to find the subleasing company is not holding up their end of the bargain. ...Read more

Tags: automobile, lease agreement, scam, Kim's Catch

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