Melanie McGovern

BBB of Upstate New York Communications Director. Go to for more information!

Most commented posts

  1. New state law protects gift card purcasers — 16 comments
  2. Those yellow page invoices are not real! — 13 comments
  3. Can you hear me? Do not say yes! — 3 comments
  4. Scam Tracker now local — 2 comments
  5. IRS imposters are still at it — 1 comment

Author's posts

Feb 17

Click bait continues

Another day, another Facebook click bait scam is making the rounds, this time it’s a fake Southwest Airlines offer. Facebook recently removed the page. BBB of Upstate New York recently warned everyone about clickbait on social media. It’s a great reminder to check before you click!  We managed to grab some screenshots of the click …

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Feb 10

Scam Tracker now local

Scam Tracker allows people to report scams. Now, it’s tracking the local trends. By clicking on the map, people will now be able to see scam trends being reported to Better Business Bureau right in their neighborhood. A quick look at trending scams around here: 1. Tax collection aka IRS scam-people are reporting to Scam Tracker threatening messages …

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Jan 28

IRS scam calls continue

The IRS scam is more prevalent than ever. As people gather their W-2 and other documents to file their taxes, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York knows scammers are ready to try and take advantage. BBB reports the IRS scam is number one for 2015, according to Scam Tracker. Of the first 10,000 reports …

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