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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

BCA Scam Watch: Fan Authentics Fails to Deliver

Posted: 11/18/2016

BCA Scam Watch:  Fan Authentics Fails to Deliver

Authentics, or Fan Authentics, an online retailer that sells official sports fan gear, has landed itself on Business Consumer Alliance’s Scam Watch list for failing to deliver the goods. The company’s website advertises unique sports apparel and memorabilia and claims to go above and beyond to over-deliver. The problem is that for several customers, they aren’t delivering at all....Read more

Tags: scam watch, sports

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

Scam Watch Consumer Alert: BINChecker

Posted: 5/12/2016

Scam Watch Consumer Alert:  BINChecker

Business Consumer Alliance is issuing a Scam Watch alert and is asking consumers to look out for calls from a “law office” regarding an alleged credit card debt. We recently received an inquiry from a consumer who received a call from a “law firm” demanding payment for a credit card debt that she paid off several years ago. The caller directed the consumer to go to http://binchecker.com to check the validity of the debt....Read more

Tags: scam watch, debt collection

BCA Scam Watch: infraHorse, ThermScan Diagnostics, and Jennifer Weems

Posted: 4/27/2016

BCA Scam Watch:  infraHorse, ThermScan Diagnostics, and Jennifer Weems

infraHorse and its CEO, Jennifer Weems, have landed on the BCA Scam Watch list for failing to deliver orders. Customers who preordered items from infraHorse are in an uproar after waiting months to receive their expensive purchases but ending up with nothing but broken promises....Read more

Tags: scam watch, nondelivery

Scam Watch: The Natural Lite, LLC

Posted: 4/13/2016

Scam Watch: The Natural Lite, LLC

Business Consumer Alliance is warning consumers, in particular the Hispanic community, about a prize winning scam solicited by The Natural Lite. Consumers have reported receiving phone calls claiming they are the winner of $1,000 gift certificate or gift card that could be redeemed at retail stores and a chance to try out the company’s products. To receive the prize the consumer is required to pay a $139-149.00 insurance fee....Read more

Tags: scam watch, Prize, wire transfer

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

BCA Scam Watch Pro Safe Secure

Posted: 6/29/2015

BCA Scam Watch Pro Safe Secure

Pro Safe Secure, a company that claims to provide identity theft protection services, has landed on BCA's scam watch list, ironically for allegations of theft. Consumers have reported numerous accounts of unauthorized charges from this company and difficulty getting refunds....Read more

Tags: identity theft, scam watch

Scam Watch: Participants Say Stay Away from Staywell Research

Posted: 10/24/2014

Scam Watch: Participants Say Stay Away from Staywell Research

Staywell Research has upset many of their clinical trial participants, who are left uncompensated for their participation. Business Consumer Alliance has received over 100 complaints from angry consumers....Read more

Tags: Stay Well Research, scam watch, scams

Scam Watch: Why You May Want to Steer Clear of this Steering Equipment Supplier

Posted: 10/23/2014

Scam Watch: Why You May Want to Steer Clear of this Steering Equipment Supplier

Classic Steering Supply made BCA's Scam Watch list since we're receiving complaints about orders not being fulfilled and refunds aren't provided. Consumers order steering gear products after meeting the owners at car shows and swap meets....Read more

Tags: scams, scam watch

Breast Cancer Awareness Part 2: Avoiding Breast Cancer Awareness Scams

Posted: 10/17/2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Part 2: Avoiding Breast Cancer Awareness Scams

Before you buy that “think pink” t-shirt or give money to someone collecting donations in the name of research, do your own homework to make sure your donation ends up in the right hands. BCA offers tips on how to avoid these scams....Read more

Tags: breast cancer awareness, scams, scam watch, consumer tips

BCA Warns: Watch Out for Ebola Cure Scams

Posted: 10/10/2014

BCA Warns: Watch Out for Ebola Cure Scams

Business Consumer Alliance is warning the public about scams claiming there are miracle cures for Ebola. BCA offers these tips on what to look out for to minimize your risks....Read more

Tags: scam watch, scams, consumer tips