BBB Advisory: F-rated Danville gun dealer Rev-Arms closes – customers lose thousands

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Roanoke, VA (March 14, 2017) – Rev-Arms, a Danville gun dealer also known as Revolution Arms, has closed up shop, allegedly leaving paying customers out thousands of dollars. According to the Danville Police Department and the Danville Chamber of Commerce, the business is no longer operating in the area. The website, is no longer […]

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BBB Advisory: Door-to-door contractors getting a jump on Spring

Thursday, February 16, 2017

As our region continues to experience unseasonably warm weather, some contractors are getting the jump on spring and have begun soliciting door-to-door. BBB Serving Western VA is advising consumers to do their research when hiring contractors who operate in this manner. According to one Bedford County woman, an asphalt company was recently canvassing her neighborhood […]

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Saturday FREE shredding on “Secure Your ID Day”

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Roanoke, VA (April 13, 2016) – What would you do with $35,600? Put your child through college? Buy a new vehicle? What if you were given that amount…every minute of the day? According to the 2016 Javelin Strategy & Research report, fraudsters have stolen $112 billion in the past six years through identity fraud. That […]

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BBB Alert: Computer scam gets woman to pay for husband’s bail

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Headline should read “Deceased husband’s best friend’s bail” Roanoke, VA (October 16, 2015) – The caller identified himself as a New York City Police officer, claiming her deceased husband’s lifelong best friend needed help. Apparently he had gotten himself a DUI and needed to be bailed out. She quickly went to a local pharmacy and […]

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New computer scam uses Better Business Bureau name

Friday, October 2, 2015

Roanoke, VA (October 2, 2015) – Con artists are now using the BBB name in a new twist on a common computer virus repair scam. The scam goes like this: you get a call from someone claiming to represent either Microsoft, “Windows”, or another recognizable computer repair company. The caller claims you have issues with […]

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BBB Alert: Craigslist rental scams in Roanoke area

Friday, August 7, 2015

Better Business Bureau rental scam alert: “A real steal! 1,400 sq. ft. home for rent, all utilities included – for just $500 a month!” Steal is the right word, because this advertisement is nothing more than a scam. BBB Serving Western VA has uncovered a Craigslist rental scam that is listing fraudulent ads on the […]

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AG Mark Herring warns of continuing utility scam

Friday, July 31, 2015

RICHMOND (July 31, 2015) – The thought of having your electrical service disconnected is frightening for anyone.  That is exactly what scammers are banking on to make a currently active scam effective.  Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is aware of continuing reports of consumers receiving calls from individuals claiming to be from their electric company […]

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BBB Alert: Comfort Bulldogs puppy website a scam

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Better Business Bureau of Western VA press alert today is warning consumers about a scam website named Comfort Bulldogs, which claims to sell bulldog puppies. “After being alerted by a consumer about a suspicious website, BBB investigated BBB found multiple red flags including: Suspiciously low prices. The website advertises bulldog puppies for just $499. Bulldogs can […]

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BBB: Don’t look for love in the wrong places

Friday, February 27, 2015

BBB: Don't look for love in the wrong places

The Better Bussiness Bureau of Western Virginia reported that a southwestVirginia woman tells BBB she has lost $140,000 in a years-long romance scam.  “I thought we had a connection and I trusted him… I just wanted to help him.”  The consumer, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, says she received a friend request […]

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BBB gives some tips following Anthem data hack

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Roanoke, VA (February 5, 2015) – Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of identity theft after a massive cyber attack on Anthem Insurance. According to a release by the company, hackers have stolen personal identifying information from current and former Anthem customers, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other […]

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BBB: New Year’s resolution – protect your identity along with your waistline

Monday, January 5, 2015

BBB: New Year's resolution - protect your identity along with your waistline

Roanoke, VA  – It’s January which can mean only one thing: gyms are currently more packed than the DMV on a Saturday. That’s right, New Year’s Resolutions are currently in full swing, but unfortunately many Americans don’t spend half as much time getting their identity protection in shape as they do their waistlines. “Most of […]

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BBB Alert: Company pushes form not recognized by Virginia SCC

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Roanoke, VA (December 11, 2014) – A corporate solicitation that resembles an official government mailing is once again being mailed to Virginia businesses. BBB Serving Western VA is alerting businesses about mailings from Virginia Council for Corporations. This is a new name for Mandatory Poster Agency, a company that is asking for $125 in return […]

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