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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

After the Storm: Recognizing Disaster-Related Scams

Posted: 9/21/2017

After the Storm:  Recognizing Disaster-Related Scams

In the wake of recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma, scammers are doing their best to con consumers out of money. Consumers have reported a variety of scams, including fake flood insurance calls, hurricane cleanup schemes, and donation scams. BCA is warning consumers to be on guard for scams and what to do if you encounter a similar scheme....Read more

Tags: disaster, scams, non profit, donations

Don't Pay for Supplies You Didn't Order

Posted: 8/7/2017

Don't Pay for Supplies You Didn't Order

Business owners should learn to spot the signs of these types of office supplies scams....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips

Avoid Getting Burned by Summer Scams

Posted: 7/25/2017

Avoid Getting Burned by Summer Scams

Scammers are prevalant at all times of the year. BCA has a list of summer scams to watch out for....Read more

Tags: scams

Blow the Whistle on IRS Scam Callers

Posted: 7/10/2017

Blow the Whistle on IRS Scam Callers

Dealing with taxes can be a taxing experience. Just hearing the words “Internal Revenue Service” can cause anxiety and fear. For some that fear becomes real when dealing with IRS scammers. Imagine getting a call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, saying you owe the IRS and if you don’t pay immediately you will be arrested or face some other punishment....Read more

Tags: IRS, scams

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

Tax Phishing Scams Aim At New Targets

Posted: 3/6/2017

Tax Phishing Scams Aim At New Targets

Spoofing and phishing tactics are nothing new when it comes to criminals trying to defraud others. But some scammers are evolving their strategies when it comes to tax related identity theft schemes and are setting their sights on new groups to target. Find out how to catch the scam before it affects your company or organization and what assistance is available if you are a victim....Read more

Tags: taxes, phishing, scams

The Ugly Truth Behind Some Beauty Offers

Posted: 3/1/2017

The Ugly Truth Behind Some Beauty Offers

The truth behind many of these claims is that you will be paying a pretty penny for poor results....Read more

Tags: beauty products, scams, trial offer

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Posted: 2/10/2017

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Shopping on your mobile device is a convenient way to make a purchase. In this day and age there’s an app for almost anything. When browsing for deals and shopping on your cell phone or tablet, Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) warns you to beware of fake apps that are setup to look real but are really only out to rob you....Read more

Tags: tips, scams, cell phone, security risk

Scammers Prey On Disabled

Posted: 1/11/2017

Scammers Prey On Disabled

Disability applicants should be on the lookout for phishing scams designed to get their personal information. Scammers, pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or claiming to help applicants apply for benefits, have stolen personal information from victims that trust these con artists....Read more

Tags: disability, scams, Social Security Administration

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

Don't Let Scammers Trick You Twice

Posted: 10/12/2016

Don't Let Scammers Trick You Twice

Being scammed once is hard enough and one could lose a significant amount of money to a scam. However, being scammed again just takes the cake. Did you know scammers share this information on easy victims?...Read more

Tags: consumer tips, recovery, scams

Consumers Find Food Fest Deals Unsavory

Posted: 7/7/2016

Consumers Find Food Fest Deals Unsavory

Customers have been burned by fake advertisements posted on social media, on sites like Groupon, in local newspapers, and online. Business Consumer Alliance warns bargain seekers to beware of food fest scams and offers advice on what you can do to avoid spoiling your good time with a phony scam....Read more

Tags: food deals, scams