Laura Kosieracki

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Name: Laura Kosieracki
Date registered: November 7, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Secure Your ID Day — October 11, 2016
  2. Tech support scams reappear in Upstate NY — September 30, 2016
  3. Opiates in the Workplace recap — September 23, 2016
  4. Grandparent scammers request iTunes gift card payment — August 30, 2016
  5. Avoid scams at college — August 19, 2016

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  1. Know the signs of an online rental scam — 2 comments
  2. Protecting your credit cards — 2 comments

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Oct 11

Secure Your ID Day

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York hosted its annual Secure Your ID Day event on Saturday, October 8th. Tops, Shred-It, and AT&T helped to make this event the largest it has ever been. Over 1,700 people brought their old documents for free shredding and destruction. Missed the event? Take a look at photos and videos …

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Sep 30

Tech support scams reappear in Upstate NY

The tech support scam is back in Upstate New York. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York’s Scam Tracker is receiving reports again of scammers pretending to offer tech support to unsuspecting users. There are three types of tech support scams. The first is a phone call from a “specialist” at a computer company. The …

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Sep 23

Opiates in the Workplace recap

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, U.S. Attorney William Hochul, Erie County Health Department, Lake Shore Behavioral Health, and Bond, Schoeneck and King held the first Opiates in the Workplace seminar Thursday, September 22nd. Employers from all over Western New York attended to learn more about dealing with employees who are dealing with addiction. …

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Aug 30

Grandparent scammers request iTunes gift card payment

Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Upstate New York is warning the public about scammers asking for iTunes gift cards as a method of payment. The trend began to appear in reports to BBB’s Scam Tracker system late last year and so far, there have been 200 reports nationwide of scammers asking people for iTunes gift cards. …

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Aug 19

Avoid scams at college

College is a time of freedom and self-development. However, students must be careful or else they may put themselves in situations that could harm their financial future. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York offers the following tips on the most common scams targeted at students: Roommate/rental scheme. Beware of roommates who are out of the country …

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Aug 10

Disney clickbait pops up again

Disney clickbait

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is getting reports again of Disney clickbait on Facebook. Scammers take advantage of well-known brand names in order to gather your personal information or access to your accounts and devices. Facebook has recently taken steps to cut back on the amount of clickbait that shows up in your …

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Jul 12

Beware of summer employment scams

Summertime means some people are out looking for a part time job before school starts again, or they are looking to supplement their income with an additional job. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York wants everyone to be aware of employment scams, especially this time of year. BBB’s Scam Tracker shows several job scams, mostly …

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Jun 23

Tickets in demand for 2016 NHL draft

With the NHL draft in Buffalo this weekend, hockey fans from all over the country are in town, hoping to see their favorite team draft the next NHL superstar. With limited tickets the demand is high, so high in fact those tickets sold out in less than a minute. Many fans are now turning to …

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Jun 15

Avoid door-to-door contractors this summer

contractor

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This is how scammers posing as door-to-door contractors operate. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York’s Scam Tracker had a report from a man who had issues with his driveway, after seeing the contractor at his neighbor’s house. He asked for company for a …

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Jun 09

Protecting your credit cards

Protecting your credit cards is still important, even with the new chip technology. A card that has a magnetic stripe is still at risk. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York recently shared our tips for keeping your information safe with WKBW-TV. Thieves have multiple methods to steal your credit card information (known as skimming). One …

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