Category: Scam Alerts

How to spot clickbait

You see your friends sharing too good to be true coupons, but do you know how to spot clickbait on Facebook? From free airline tickets, to gift cards and free Disney trips, Better Business Bureau gets calls from people who see the clickbait in their Facebook newsfeeds. You may think it is from a company …

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Facebook scam alert

Another Facebook scam is going around. This time, people are sharing a link for a $200 grocery coupon from Wegmans. This is what people see when they click on the link. An alert from CNYCentral.com says a Wegmans representative has confirmed this is fake.  We’ve seen this before. Most recently, with Dick’s Sporting Goods. To …

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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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