Tag Archive: Better Business Bureau

Jun 26 2015

BBB Warns Area Residents About Corrupt Roofing Companies

Area home owners are being warned about a roofing company which has reportedly been cheating property owners out of thousands of dollars this summer. BBB has been receiving calls from Van Zandt County residents regarding disreputable roofing companies who are targeting the Van area following the recent tornado and heavy rains. Often times, dishonest contractors …

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Jun 24 2015

Windows 10 Update Will Make Users Prime Targets for Scam Artists

In just over a month, Windows 10 will be released as a free download via Windows Update. This will be prime opportunity for scam artists to trick users into believing something is wrong with their computer. BBB advises consumers to be on the lookout for sales pitches from bogus tech support employees whose goal is …

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Nov 11 2013

Preventing burglaries: Choosing the right home alarm system

Although I take a certain amount of comfort from statistics that show major declines in most types of crime throughout the U.S., I also know that burglaries have increased in areas surrounding my neighborhood over the last few years. I was finally prompted to take action was when my family returned home after being away …

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Sep 21 2013

Grandparent scam steals from senior Texans

Many scams are designed to prey on the elderly, one of which is the family emergency scam – often known as the grandparent scam. Although variations of this scam have been around for a long time, it has become more sophisticated with the proliferation of information online. To add credibility to their calls and emails, …

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Mar 04 2013

Should you hire a tax preparer?

The U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and currently spans thousands of pages – even government experts can’t agree exactly how long it is. So it’s not surprising that millions of Americans hire professional tax preparers to complete their returns. Relinquishing the onerous task of calculating your taxes to a professional may save …

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Dec 13 2011

Malicious emails touting BBB

By AG Abbott A malicious new spam email claiming to originate from the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recently hit inboxes across Texas. The unsolicited email message, which may include the subject line, “Complaint from your customers,” intentionally creates a false appearance of legitimacy because the return email address is riskmanager@bbb.org. The end of …

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Mar 31 2011

AG warns of phoner toner scams

Texas businesses should be alert that an old office supply scam – the “phoner toner” scam – has resurfaced in recent weeks. Several Texas Attorney General’s Office employees have reported that they received unsolicited telephone calls at work from office supply scam artists. The “phoner toner” scam usually involves several phone calls. In the first …

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Jan 05 2011

Credit fix and debt elimination scams

A new year often brings new resolutions, and Texans with mounting consumer debt prescription pills online or bad credit ratings may be tempted by services that promise quick fixes to a bad credit problem. Unfortunately, there are no easy ways to remedy low credit scores. If a credit repair or debt relief offer sounds too …

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