Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply in 2020, BBB Warns

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy.

With this rising demand has come a spike…

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Better Business Bureau Warns of Fake Virtual Holiday Shopping Fairs

The holiday shopping season is here. Many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online as a precaution to the pandemic. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal credit card information, warns the Better Business Bureau.

How the…

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Medicare Scams Are on the Rise, According to Health Alliance Plan

Michigan nonprofit health plan Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is cautioning consumers about a recent Medicare scam. 

Unsuspecting consumers are being engaged in conversations about their Medicare coverage with a Medicare “representative” and, during the call, are asked for their Medicare ID number. 

This can result in unauthorized changes…

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Follow These Tips to Avoid Common Scams and Fraud

Utility operator Georgia Power is offering these tips to
protect consumers from common scams:

Beware of phone calls demanding payment via phone. Service providers like Georgia Power never ask for a credit card or pre-paid debit card number over the phone. If a customer receives a suspicious call…

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FDA Warns of Imposters Sending Consumers Fake Warning Letters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.

Based on the agency’s experience with criminals posing as FDA employees, the FDA is concerned that these fake warning letters…

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