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A new way to pay? Scammers asking for iTunes gift cards

First it was wire transfers, then it was prepaid debit cards, and now scammers are trying to steal money by asking for payment in the form of gift cards to the popular media service, iTunes.

  • icon Posted: July 22

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
BBB offers tips for online games and mobile apps
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:38 pm

School’s out for the summer and with a lot of free time on their hands, chances are your kids are playing video games. With the Internet available at your fingertips, going online to play a game or downloading an app to a mobile phone is quick and easy. But, did you know that by downloading an app you could be allowing the company—or worse—hackers access to your phone? Even following a link to a website to play a game could be an attempt to download malware to your computer.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
What’s not to “like?” Tips for staying safe on social media
Posted: July 06, 2016

Today, more and more people are turning to social networking as a way to connect with long-distance friends and family, businesses, and the media. But, is sharing always caring?

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Looking for a job this summer? Don’t fall for this scam
Posted: June 22, 2016

Looking for a job or internship can be tough and time-consuming. Unfortunately, scammers know this and advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in a newspaper ad or via email. If you are on the hunt for a job, Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin advises you to beware of job scams.

Thursday 06/16/2016
BBB helps pet owners find trustworthy pet care this summer
Posted: June 16, 2016

For pet owners looking for a safe place to house their furry friend, locally kenneling or boarding your animal is a great option. Still, the thought of leaving your family pet with strangers can be worrisome. Before you head out on your summer vacation, Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin has advice for finding trustworthy pet care.

Wednesday 06/08/2016
Tips to keep in mind when door-to-door sales representatives start knocking this summer
Posted: June 08, 2016

If you live in a home, chances are you have talked to a sales representative eager to sell you cleaning supplies, cosmetics or magazine subscriptions. This summer,Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin advises you to be on guard the next time a sales representative knocks on your door.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
Is your car ready for a summer road trip?
Posted: May 25, 2016

Summertime is almost here, which means vacations and road trips are on the horizon for millions of Americans. Thanks to an improving economy and low gas prices, Memorial Day travel will be the busiest since 2005, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Whether you’re hitting the road this weekend or for an upcoming vacation, Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin advises vacationers to prepare for safe travels.

Wednesday 05/18/2016
BBB offers advice for choosing a child care arrangement this summer
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 9:44 am

The school year is coming to an end, and summer is right around the corner. For parents, choosing a child care situation can be a difficult decision. One has to consider safety, affordability and convenience to home, work and school. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin advises asking a lot of questions and doing some homework before settling on the arrangement that is best for you and your child.

Wednesday 05/11/2016
BBB warns consumers of flood-damaged cars following severe storms
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 10:02 am

In the wake of recent flooding that has swept through Texas, BBB is urging new and used car buyers to be cautious of unscrupulous businesses and individuals who may try to sell flood-damaged cars without revealing the vehicles’ history.

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