Tag Archive: scam alert

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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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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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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Business email phishing scams-do you know the signs? Tips from BBB

We all know an email from the boss is important. Scammers know this, too which is why new phishing emails are targeting businesses. Several Better Business Bureau office and reports to our Scam Tracker show the email scam is getting bigger. Several businesses let us know about these emails. But it turns out big businesses …

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Mar 01

Know the signs of an online rental scam

Is that apartment a dream come true, or an online rental scam? You’re searching for an apartment online and you spot one that looks awesome…but there are no photos and the owner lives out of town. The owner asks to you wire money for your security deposit. You think to yourself: Is this a huge …

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Feb 26

Grandparents scam warning

The grandparents scam is back. “Grandma, it’s me! I’m in trouble!” If you get a call like this, chances are it’s scam. A recent article from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says the Monroe County Sheriff’s office is warning the elderly about the scam. They say the scammers are asking for iTunes gift cards in …

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Feb 01

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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