BBB July 2021 Hot Topics

 

  1. A local consumer reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to represent Better Business Bureau and Republic Bank, regarding a $1,000 credit card charge. This call did not originate from BBB’s office or Republic Bank and was likely a phishing scam. If you receive a suspicious call from anyone claiming to represent your bank or BBB directly.
  2. Don’t fall for a rental scam. A local consumer found a rental house via a Facebook ad, but became suspicious after exchanging emails with the alleged owner. The consumer decided to drive by the house, which had a “For Sale” sign out front. Upon calling the real estate agent, the consumer was informed the property was not for rent.
  3. Beware of scammers impersonating loved ones in crisis. A local consumer reported their grandmother was nearly the victim of this scam. She received a call from a scammer impersonating her…

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