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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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Roanoke Better Business Bureau warns of season scams

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Roanoke Better Business Bureau: ‘Tis the season to be hiring. After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation has announced it expects sales this holiday season to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion. According to CareerBuilder’s annual holiday hiring survey, 43 percent of companies plan on hiring seasonal employees in 2014. […]

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BBB Alert: a scam using the Better Business Bureau name

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Roanoke, VA – Another government grant scam is hitting the area, but this time it’s using the Better Business Bureau name to appear legitimate. Residents have reported to BBB they’ve received phone calls from individuals claiming to be the Virginia State government. The callers go on to say the resident has qualified for a grant from […]

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