Tag Archive: scams

Oct 13

Utility scam back in Upstate New York

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is warning people that a utility scam is back. National Grid says scammers are targeting its customers. Scammers are demanding payment over the phone saying they will shut off service if you do not comply. Utility companies do sometimes contact their customers by phone, which can make it …

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Aug 19

Avoid scams at college

College is a time of freedom and self-development. However, students must be careful or else they may put themselves in situations that could harm their financial future. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York offers the following tips on the most common scams targeted at students: Roommate/rental scheme. Beware of roommates who are out of the country …

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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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Jul 08

Watch out for Mega Millions lottery scams

With a huge “Mega Millions” lottery jackpot on the line this weekend, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York warns people to know that scammers could be around the corner trying to take advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners. You can get the winning numbers online or from the …

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Jun 23

Tickets in demand for 2016 NHL draft

With the NHL draft in Buffalo this weekend, hockey fans from all over the country are in town, hoping to see their favorite team draft the next NHL superstar. With limited tickets the demand is high, so high in fact those tickets sold out in less than a minute. Many fans are now turning to …

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Mar 30

Do you know what to do if a scammer calls? From fake IRS to utility imposters, calls continue

Do you know what to do if a scammer calls you? Calls continue in Upstate New York from the fake IRS to utility imposters. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York continues to receive reports to our Scam Tracker about the IRS scam. The good news is, most people are smart enough to recognize the …

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Mar 14

Don’t fall for a ticket scam-make sure your NCAA tickets are real

Are you headed to see UB or Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament? BBB says make sure your tickets are real! Basketball fans in Buffalo and Syracuse are excited for the 2016 NCAA Tournament, as the University at Buffalo Bulls and the Syracuse Orange made it to the field of 68. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New …

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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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Feb 02

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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