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Another Facebook “like farming” is making the rounds; know how to spot it

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Another day, another Facebook “like farming” post is making the rounds, tricking people into thinking if they share a post they will win big. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York hears from people all the time who ask “is this real?” Sadly, it’s not. This is a common practice known as “like farming.” Like-farmers create …

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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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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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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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