Friday, December 16, 2011

Scams of the Week: December 17, 2011

It's kind of a slow week for scams in the KC Area, which is good. Be aware that there is is still phishing scam out there that is using the BBB's name to trick businesses into clicking a link via email. Call us to verify complaints.

US Grant & Finance Department - They spoofed some numbers from Washington D.C. to make themselves appear official (202-621-0402 and 202-621-0357). They claim that their victims have been awarded a $7000 grant for being a good citizen and ask for $100-250 in processing fees to be wired to them. Grants don't work like this. If these people call, or anyone with a similar story, hang up the phone.

Loyalty Rewards Co. - Only a few people have said anything about them. People mostly complain about getting unsolicited phone calls, but in one case, the company claimed to have obtained the person's phone number from their online activities. But the person didn't even own a computer. They're calling from 314-627-2824 and asking for credit card information.

1 comment:

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