Category: Scam Alerts

Jan 31

Buying tickets for Elton John? Remember BBB advice!

Tickets for Elton John’s tour go on sale Friday, February 2nd for shows in Buffalo and Albany. Remember Better Business Bureau (BBB) advice if you are buying those tickets on the secondary market. Remember when buying meant camping out the night before the tickets went on sale? Those days are long gone since the majority …

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Jan 03

Remember BBB advice when buying playoff tickets, merchandise

The Buffalo Bills are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Remember Better Business Bureau advice when buying playoff tickets, booking travel, or buying merchandise online.   In the 17 years since the last playoff appearance, we’ve seen big changes in the way tickets to events are bought and sold. Also, …

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Dec 01

Why that gift exchange on Facebook could be a scam and is illegal

Social Media

*Better Business Bureau is again getting reports of these posts on Facebook. BBB reminds everyone that while it may sound like a great idea, these types of exchanges can be scams and are illegal.* From Secret Sister to a wine exchange, that gift exchange on Facebook seems too good to be true. Better Business Bureau …

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Oct 24

BBB works with Buffalo Sabres, NHL to shut down counterfeit website

counterfeit Sabres website

Site also used BBB’s logo fraudulently in an effort to dupe consumers. Hockey season is here, and fans are always looking to get a great deal on their favorite players jersey or other gear from their team. A Buffalo Sabres fan filed a complaint with Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York recently about a …

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Sep 11

BBB Warning: Fake emails appear to be from BBB but contain harmful links

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has received several Scam Tracker reports and phone calls regarding emails claiming to be a notice of a complaint from BBB. These emails are fraudulent and are phishing scams, attempting to gain your personal information or download harmful files to your computer. These emails are being reported across …

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Sep 07

Join Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York for Secure Your ID Day 2017!

BBB Secure Your ID Day 2017

BBB Secure Your ID Day October 7, 2017 In 2016, 15.4 million Americans reported they were a victim of identity fraud, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. We know it only takes one misplaced personal document to give someone everything needed to steal your identity. BBBs across North America participate in this event each year …

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Sep 07

National Grandparents Day is a great time to talk about scams

Sunday, September 10th is National Grandparents Day which is a great time to talk to the seniors in your life about scams. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York works every day to inform the public about scams that target seniors, including the “Grandparent Scam.” It’s designed to fool seniors into thinking that their grandchild …

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Aug 08

Fake BBB Complaint Email Phishing Scam

Better Business Bureau’s name and logo are being used in an email phishing scam. The fraudulent emails appear to be a notice of a complaint from BBB, but contain links to malware. These emails are phishing scams targeting businesses. If you receive one of these, do not click any of the links. Contact Better Business …

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Jul 07

Keeping your children safe online this summer

family internet safety

BBB tips for online safety Summer is here and kids are off from school, which could mean more time spent online. It is more important than ever to take steps to make sure your kids and your family’s personal information are kept safe. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has tips and information to …

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Jun 16

BBB helps keep seniors informed at scam seminar

NYS Senior scams

Tips for avoiding phone, internet and door-to-door scams were presented at the Guilderland Public Library Friday June 9. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, New York State Senator George Amedore, AT&T and the library worked together to keep seniors informed of common scams that target them. “Education is key,” said Warren Clark, president and …

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