Want to turn $500 into $10,000 with very little effort? Of course, you do! Scammers are taking advantage of people’s get-rich-quick dreams by promoting “money flipping” scams on social media, and BBB is seeing dozens of reports each month about these cons.
Several school districts may be picking up where they left off in March when many schools in the country suddenly shut down due to concerns over coronavirus.
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Many donors are motivated to give in response to the protest movement addressing racial justice issues. So, we thought we would provide tips to help you make wise giving decisions regarding charities addressing civil rights, free speech, legal rights and related topics.
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Editor’s note: Our Posts from the Community feature is a platform for community announcements and event postings. If you have a post to be considered, send it to email@example.com or submit it directly. The coronavirus pandemic has caused business closures, furloughs, stay-at-home orders, and layoffs. The result is that many tenants are reaching the point […]
Some new studies show that up to 50% of people with COVID-19 don’t show any symptoms, so many people are wondering if they had the disease without knowing it. Fortunately, an antibody test can identify if your body has already fought off the virus. Unfortunately, scammers are cashing in on demand and creating phony tests, according to BBB Scam Tracker reports.
“With so many people strapped for cash because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some may be considering payday loans, which are short-term loans that come with exceedingly high-interest rates. Unfortunately, many payday borrowers find themselves unable to repay the principal, fees and interest at the end of the loan period so they renew the loan, incurring even more fees and interest and trapping themselves into a cycle of debt.”
Scams are a significant and growing problem for small businesses. One of the best ways that small businesses can protect themselves from scams is to stay informed about the common scams circulating and the different techniques used by scammers, and to report them.
Spring has finally arrived, and solicitors offering asphalt services, home repairs and sales of magazine subscriptions – among other products and services – will be making the rounds and may wind up on your doorstep.