BBB Top 10 Scams of 2011

I TOP 10 BBB. SCAMS OF THE YEAR Presented by Better Business Bureau 2011 TOP JOB SCAM EMAIL PITCH: TARGET: Anyone who is looking for work ***** Profession Phone interview. You got the job! RESULT: Scammer now has information Now fill out this online credit form... needed for identity theft TOP SWEEPSTAKES & LOTTERY SCAM TARGET: ONLINE PITCH: You won! Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to send you $1 million! Users of social networking sites RESULT: PAY Clicking lets the scammer see your personal information, your friends, etc TOP SOCIAL MEDIA SCAM ONLINE PITCH: TARGET: Did you see the video of Osama bin Laden's Anyone curious about the event supposedly shown death? Upgrade your Flash player to view... RESULT: Instead of upgrading Flash, you download a virus that finds your passwords TOP HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAM IN-PERSON PITCH: TARGET: I've got a great deal on resealing your driveway. (fixing your roof, trim- ming your trees, etc.) All property owners, especially seniors RESULT: At best, shoddy work. At worst, they take the money and run. TOP CHECK CASHING SCAM PITCH: Sorry I wrote the check for too much. Can you TARGET: Transactions with strangers (selling on Craig's List, mystery shopper jobs, etc.) wire me the difference? RESULT: Their check bounces, but your wired money is gone forever TOP PHISHING SCAM PITCH: TARGET: Email from ACH Anyone who uses electronic banking or online billpaying (Automated Clearing House) about an RESULT: Link takes you to a fake banking electronic transaction site that steals your information problem TOP IDENTITY THEFT SCAM TARGET: Hotel guests who sleepily respond in the middle of the night PHONE CALL PITCH: This is the front desk. So sorry, but there's a problem with your credit card. RESULT: Someone other than the hotel clerk just got your credit card number TOP FINANCIAL SCAM PHONE / MAIL PITCH: We can help you keep your house by dealing with your mortgage company for you... TARGET: Anyone who is behind on their mortgage or in other financial trouble RESULT: You pay them, they do nothing, and you are in more debt than when you started ong unou TOP SALES SCAM TARGET: Anyone who wants to get a ONLINE PITCH: Win an iPad, win a new computer, win a camera.. all for just pennies a bid bargain shopping online RESULT: You pay for every bid, even if you don't get the merchandise TOP SCAM OF THE YEAR 2011 IT'S THE BBB US! SCAM PHISHING BBB Start With Trust PITCH: An email from BBB with the FOR MORE INFO ON subject line "Complaint Against Your Business" THESE AND OTHER SCAMS; Piease Visit: TARGET: Small business owners mostly, BBB Scam Source but many others have gotten it Sign up for our Scam Alerts and learn about new scams as soon as we do. RESULT: Clicking on the link or attachment downloads malware that finds your developed by bank info and transfers money

BBB Top 10 Scams of 2011

shared by NowSourcing on Mar 08
This infographic shows the top 10 scams of 2011 according to the Better Business Bureau which includes a phishing scam targeting the BBB.





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