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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

ShopSkyer Swindles Customers in Electric Scooter Scam

Posted: 9/5/2019

ShopSkyer Swindles Customers in Electric Scooter Scam

If you spend any time online or on social media you’ve no doubt run into a few eye-catching ads. The Internet is full of offers and deals that appeal to not just your wants but needs. The problem is many of these ads are scams set up by con artists that have no plans on delivering on their offer....Read more

Tags: scams, seniors, social media

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

$100 Wal-Mart/Target Scam Targets Seniors

Posted: 3/1/2016

$100 Wal-Mart/Target Scam Targets Seniors

BCA recently received a complaint from a senior citizen who received a postcard offering a savings reward to be used at popular retail stores. The postcard claimed a reward for $100 in savings was being held for the recipient, good at “Wal-Mart, Target and many more”. The notice urged the recipient to call a phone number to claim the prize....Read more

Tags: scam, retail, seniors

Watch Out for Fraudsters During Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Posted: 10/16/2015

Watch Out for Fraudsters During Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from October 16, 2015 through December 7, 2015. Senior citizens age 65 and over can review and make changes to their heath and prescription drug coverage options. Any plan changes will take effect January 1, 2016. Seniors are being warned to look out for potential scams and guard against scam artist that are seeking to mislead or defraud them....Read more

Tags: seniors, Medicare, scams

9 Financial Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted: 6/11/2015

9 Financial Safety Tips for Seniors

Senior Citizens often fall victim to fraud and financial abuse. Con artist prey on seniors because they are most likely to have assets, good credit, and savings that the make them attractive to scammers. Putting trust in the wrong individual or offer can have harmful effects and can drain the elderly of their finances. To make matters worse, many times seniors are reluctant to report fraud or scams because they don’t know where to turn or they fear others will find out and think them to be less ...Read more

Tags: seniors, safety

Helping Savvy Seniors Avoid Home Improvement Scams

Posted: 2/28/2014

Helping Savvy Seniors Avoid Home Improvement Scams

Senior citizens make easy targets for some crooked contractors. Business Consumer Alliance has some helpful tips for seniors to spot these common home improvement scams....Read more

Tags: scams, consumer tips, seniors