Category Archive: Scam Alerts

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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Jun 13

Text scammers are at it again! Protect yourself with BBB information

Text scammers are at it again, this time, the target is KeyBank customers in Upstate New York. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is again getting reports to our Scam Tracker about spam text messages, saying there is a problem with the user’s KeyBank account and that they need to call the number in …

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Mar 13

Don’t get scammed when buying March Madness tickets!

Basketball fans are excited for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, with the first round being held at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. As March Madness gets underway, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is urging fans to buy tickets from reputable sources and avoid scammers. “As Buffalo prepares for basketball fans from all over the …

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Jan 27

Can you hear me? Do not say yes!

Answering “yes” to the question “can you hear me?” is all a scammer needs to execute the latest phone call scam. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is seeing a dramatic increase in reports on our Scam Tracker and calls to our office reporting this scam. There are three different “versions” of the scam …

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