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Vaccine Scams Are Already Happening
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Vaccine Scams Are Already Happening

Homeland Security agents are already chasing down fake websites

(Newser) - If you're seeing coronavirus vaccine deals, look again: US officials say they're almost certainly scams. Whether by email, phone, or online, scammers are angling to take advantage of our desire for inoculation. "If you're receiving unsolicited offers for a vaccine—not one, not two, but about...

Better Business Bureau Warns About LaVar Ball's Company

Nonprofit organization gives Ball's apparel company an 'F'

(Newser) - The father of one of the UCLA students who was arrested and detained for shoplifting in China last year now has his own issues to deal with stateside. TMZ Sports reports the Better Business Bureau has slammed Big Baller Brand, an apparel company launched by LaVar Ball, with an "...

Kylie Jenner's New Eyeshadow Apparently an Actual Headache

More than a dozen complaints about the smell

(Newser) - It's not every day that a new packet of makeup smells so bad it needs to be taken outside to air out. Such is the conundrum facing teen beauty mogul Kylie Jenner after her much-anticipated Royal Peach Eyeshadow Palette, which IOL reports sold out in nine minutes last month,...

Scam Alert: Beware of a Call That Only Rings Once

New trick involves getting you to call back

(Newser) - The Better Business Bureau calls it the "One-Ring Phone Scam": Scammers call your phone, let it ring once, and hang up. That prompts you—the scammers hope—to call back, allowing them to pile on charges while you're connected. The calls usually come from outside the US, but...

Better Business Bureau Serves Businesses, Not You
Better Business Bureau
Serves Businesses, Not You

Better Business Bureau Serves Businesses, Not You

Brad Tuttle: BBB is not a government watchdog

(Newser) - A local affiliate of the Better Business Bureau got booted from the national group last week over an incident that provides a nice reality check about what the BBB is, and what it isn't, writes Brad Tuttle at Time . In the LA case, the local affiliate gave its blessing...

Top Complaints About Satellite TV

Watch the fine print on introductory offers, termination fees

(Newser) - It's almost enough to make you miss the old rabbit-ear antenna. The Consumerist rounds up the five most common complaints from satellite TV subscribers to the Better Business Bureau:
  • Early termination fees: They're sometimes as high as $600, with consumers complaining that they were misled or unaware of the policy.

Muslim Charities Seek US Seal of Approval

Better Business Bureau will vet groups to encourage donors

(Newser) - Muslim charities will voluntarily open up their books to the Better Business Bureau in the hopes of gettiing donors to reach for their wallets again, the Wall Street Journal reports. A coalition of groups requested the BBB's seal of approval to counter the stigma felt since the Sept. 11 attacks....

Feds Warn of Scam on 'Free' Digital Converter Box

Better Business Bureau warns consumers on Miracle ClearView offer for analog TVs

(Newser) - Consumers beware: “Free” digital converter boxes for analog TVs, advertised in newspapers across the country, could run you $100—some $80 more than just buying a box using a government coupon. The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about the ad from Universal TechTronics, designed to look like...

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