BBB warns of scams hitting Central Texans

POSTED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 4:17pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:17pm

A rise in the number of scams, along with more creative scammers, has the Better Business Bureau warning consumers to be cautious with who you share your information with.

Recently, Target, Michael's, and Neiman Marcus announced information hackers managed to take information from their systems. The BBB says they aren't sure if that has any connection to the rise in scams, but it is something to note. Across Central Texas, recent scams have included missed jury summons fines, cell phone charges, and IRS refunds.

"If somebody you don't know is asking for information, personal information, you should be very cautious. Don't click on a link in an email that you might get, unless you know exactly who it's from. And, the federal government, the IRS, does not contact you by email," said Helen Moore, Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in Waco.

If you have any questions about any scams, please visit the BBB website.


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