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IRS Warns of Child Tax Credit Scams

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:46 min | 10 months ago

IRS Warns of Child Tax Credit Scams

"You're eligible for the federal child tax credit, some scammers maybe try to cheat you out of your money. We told you a little bit about that story a moment ago, and here's more from ABC is Rebecca Jarvis, a text message with a link to apply for the child tax credit an email asking to click and claim your economic stimulus payment. These are fake. According to the IRS. Cybercriminals, actively trying to scam entitled Families Out of this money were seen scammers trying to take advantage of the American public by attempting to gain information using Phone calls EMAILS cats messages through social Media, the better Business Bureau, also with an alert child tax credits are coming, and so are the scammers and cybersecurity firm Domain tools reporting it's found nearly 50 sites pretending to be part of the government's American rescue plan, which includes the child tax credit. If you were searching for, you know American relief plan, you may come across one of these sites domain tools, saying while many of the sites have since been taken down. These are still active, all with a similar design and all not ending in dot gov. A major red flag. These sites still safe enough the identity information the sites asking for your social security number and driver's license or state ID number to apply, They'll be able to steal someone's refund. Checked and also, you know, log into, uh Any sort of bank account information. GM a tried contacting the sites for each either no response. Or we couldn't get through to reach a person, the IRS stating it does not contact taxpayers via email, text message or social media platforms to request personal or financial information for verification or any information related to the child tax credit.

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Amazon Prime Day: Fraudsters Take Advantage of Online Deals

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

01:43 min | 11 months ago

Amazon Prime Day: Fraudsters Take Advantage of Online Deals

"Out with Amazon Prime days. Today's the last day and other retailers are kind of jumping on board to give consumers deep discounts. But along with the deals and steals some criminals are trying to take advantage of people shopping online. Earlier today, I spoke with better Business bureau serving Wisconsin CEO Jim Temer for what to watch out for when snatching up those deals online and what you have to look out for our unsolicited emails, texts or phone calls anything that you do not initiate. They may claim you have a free gift waiting or there's a problem with delivery and you need to click on a link or give up some information. There's a real popular when our people will contact you claiming to be Amazon, and they have to fix an issue with your account. We hear people get this and they don't even have an Amazon account. And what they want is your credit card information or your login details or even remote access to your computer. What about fake websites and product photos? What do we need to look for? If we want to make sure it's a legit site. Well, first thing before you put any information, look up into the address bar and it should be https. That means it's secure or there could be a little gray or green padlock there. That's the first thing you want to look for. You also want to make sure you're putting in the accurate website. You may want to go to a story. Let's just say it's target. But a popular misspelling of target could be a scam website or cheap target merchandise or whatever it is And when you're searching using a search engine watch out when you use terms like cheap or low cost value things like that, because you're going to get a lot more of the fake websites to pop up and what they do is they take legitimate photos from legitimate websites. Flat Manu a fake website and claim they're going to sell you something when all you're going to do is lose your money. These scammers are not

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"better business bureau" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"So I get it. But the better Business bureau is warning people to not post their covert vaccine cards on social media. Okay. Why? Because you have pertinent information on their one. And if you don't have high, you know, privacy settings on your social than anyone could get. It's got your name and your birthday and scammers can copy it just doing that. And there was. I think a thing in the UK that someone had done that. I'm sure I'm not surprised, but it just What are they going to do with it? Pretend I have a vaccine when they don't? Yeah. So you can travel? Absolutely. So that's true. Because, you know, I'm thinking, like, okay, so well, but you need it if you're gonna fly or something like that, you gotta fake. Absolutely. And, you know, they said that even with the election and don't post your ballot on social Media post the sticker so it will be the same with the vaccine card. Um, this has worse getting Lord the teachers money scams out there. You know the plans for teachers. Get vaccinated were released today as well that I heard news talking about that, Speaking of scandal quickly interject with this one. So this is a huge Can I get a man to talk about this? My wife, So my wife has a couple of people work full time for her with her with her real estate brokerage and Her like a right hand woman. She got this notice from the state that said she filed for unemployment benefits. She's like What? Jake collars. You guys. Did you father on a political? No. You fire me like no. Yeah. Is that my way? So totally scamming. I guess Here's the thing. So if people it's like the top scamming a high right now, if they send you in your employer and they send you Hey, we got a a declaration. Somebody's filed unemployment. You don't see it or throw it out or whatever they kick the money if you don't respond Really out of the account. Absolutely. But it's all a scam. A Yeah, I said, the literally. This is like the biggest problem in the state right now. Unemployment compensation Is it so many false filings have occurred because the code didn't lay off so they can keep track of it right? Like literally billions of dollars. Is it the scam that someone calls and said, Hey, you employed, you know you filed, so give me your file in someone else's name. People are actually five for you. And then they change. And I guess it must change your dress or something. We're there getting your info. Who knows? I've never filed for unemployment two you just do named. You have to. You must have to learn to give a good luck with it. No, I mean, you know if your guess your social and stuff are out there somebody your information's compromised. You can go and file unemployment get the address change, and that's the scam. So it acts. So someone actually had filed for her? Yes. Holy Holy smokes, And they said, Yeah, this is like, we can't keep up. There's that many scams out there. So if you're a small business or medium, so whatever. And you're thinking, Check your stuff. Check with the employment Compensate. Make sure that because it's coming out of your account I got got once I got scammed all my money gone. What? For? My Yeah. On was bad, but it was really bad. Did your grandkids call you and say I'm stuck in America? You can get yourself okay. You send me out. Send me an iTunes gift card. 500. These a gift cards? No, it wasn't like that. Let me tell you. The story of this has ever happened to. You briefly woke up one. Wait. I don't have grandkids. Oh, no. My bank. I wasn't They called me later, not late at night, but later in the evening, and I was working an event, So I was already kind of like who's calling me what's happening? But they said my bank had called me. Andre had repeated the same script that whenever you talk to your bank, right, and they had said something about we're gonna give you a text message with the code in it. Give us your phone number. We'll send you the coat. It was the same text message from the same number that I had gotten from my bank many, many of times. And she said, Basically, my accounts have been compromised. You need to change your accounts on the phone now. Granted, my head is in two places at once and long story short. I woke up with no money in my account. Oh, my God. Was it all came back within a couple of days. But, you know, thank God. I had such friends as a support system because you know the debit cards compromise that everything's compromised. And you have no money in that many clenching what happened? Yeah. Everything your client wound. When I had spoken to the bank on the phone. They said, Yeah. They have the same script that we do because it wasn't like somebody. You know, there wasn't a prince in South Africa. That said, Hey, can I have your social all right? I didn't fall for that done it dozens of times one of these times if it's gonna work for May So all in all, Don't post your vaccine card online, right? This all started with Don't post your vaccine and also try not to have a job. If you're unemployed. You're not worry about this. Wow, the world we have to navigate. Kids are set. Anyway. What what else is going on Coachella canceled for this year. This is the second year in a row that it has been canceled. Usually, the performance takes place over two weekends in April that is now canceled. You didn't? Yeah, Whatever. They're still laughing at your own jokes, killing myself. Okay? And finally Tony Bennett 94 announced Alzheimer's disease. No, yeah. He's been battling it from 2016. Cause 94 when he was here timers..

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"better business bureau" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"President Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris at the State Department this past hour, their first visit since taking office, the president working to boost morale inside the embattled department detail in his foreign policy today, and also says the priority is to re strengthen relationships inside and also with longtime allies Face of America abroad. And in our administration, you're going to be trusted. You're going to be empowered. Biden told staffers they should lead with integrity and transparency. House impeachment managers formally requested president former president Trump testify under oath during or before the trial about his conduct on January. 6th. The former president is charged with inciting the insurrection of the U. S. Capitol. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on the House floor today says she regrets believing Cuban on conspiracy theories and promoting statements and social media post before she was aleck. Did, including claims school shootings, like Sandy Hook and Parkland were stage school shootings are absolutely real House Democrats are moving forward on a vote today whether to strip green of her house committee posts, including the Education committee that after Republicans said they would not take action. Number of Americans who have received at least one dose of the Corona virus vaccine and surpassed 34 million, And if you're one of them, the better Business bureau has a message Schools. It's understandable that people would be excited about getting the vaccine. I feel so relieved and happy. But the BBB is imploring Americans not to post images of that freshly minted vaccination card on social media. The cards don't contain sensitive information, but they do have the recipients name and birthday printed on the front. And that's all that is skilled scam artist needs to troll around and filling enough other details to violate tax return or to open a credit card in your name ABC. Is Jim Ryan reporting you're listening to ABC News. Have you heard? Ah, secret hoard of 18 88. Morgan's our top story. It's going to take longer to vaccinate teachers in Oregon because there are 50,000 more people in that group than originally estimated. Treasure Mortal with Washington County Health says. Even with senior starting to get the shot next week, they'll have vaccine currently, their allocations set aside specifically for educators, and specifically for seniors. Neither one of them is adequate to move through those priorities quickly. It's estimated it could take another two weeks to vaccinate educators vaccinating people older than 65 will take several months. A federal judge's order in Oregon to start offering covert 19 vaccines to prison inmates. Corrections Department chief medical officer Dr Warren Robert says that'll start next week. 5000 doses of the maternal vaccine to be distributed to deal see Each week until our job is completed. 12,500 inmates since the pandemic began, there have been 3400 confirmed cases among inmates. 42 have died. 10 more people have died with covert 19 in Oregon, and there are 649 new confirmed cases. 266 people are hospitalized. 12,000 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 700,006 shots. For the police were trying to identify a suspect in the violent shooting Tuesday night that left three people injured seven vehicles. Two houses in a mobile home were hit by gunfire. City Commissioner Carmen Rubio says they need to find solutions to gun violence to listen to impacted families. Tell us what's working and to tell us where we could do more. We can do differently. All of the victims who were wounded or expected to survive. No arrests have been made today is Rosa Parks, birthday and in honor of her life prime. It's offering free service fares were not being collected on Busses Max West or Lift port in Streetcar and See, Tran are also not collecting fares. Parks actions in Montgomery, Alabama, lead to a court decision that bus segregation is unconstitutional..

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Don't Post Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card on Social Media

Frank Beckmann

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Don't Post Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card on Social Media

"Safe to go. Did you get your vaccine attempted to put a picture of your card on social media to show that you're vaccinated? Don't do it, says Melanie Do Canal President and C over the better business Bureau, posting a picture of themselves with their vaccination cards in their picture instead of, you know, like When you go and you vote, you can show the I voted sticker. Instead, they're showing all this information on this card to the general public, and that can put you at risk to canal telling Paul W. Smith scammers are always on the lookout for

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Police investigating crash that knocked over ambulance in Boston

WBZ Afternoon News

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Police investigating crash that knocked over ambulance in Boston

"In a crash in Boston today. The accident happening around 1 P.m. in Allston. The Armstrong ambulance was hit by another car at the intersection off Market Street and Western AB three Armstrong employees were inside the ambulance at the time and were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. There were no patients, thankfully in the ambulance when it crashed, but the ambulance had to be towed. From the scene, the better Business Bureau

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BBB Warning: Don't post your COVID-19 vaccine card on social media

WBZ Afternoon News

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

BBB Warning: Don't post your COVID-19 vaccine card on social media

"The better Business Bureau, the BBB warning all of us against sharing pictures of our covert 19 vaccine card on social media. After getting the first dose of a covert vaccine, you'll be getting a card with personal information we are reminded of your card has your full name and birthday on it as well as information about where you got your covert vaccine. If your current social media privacy settings are not set high, you may be giving out valuable information away for anyone to use and see. Scammers can then use that. Information to make himself phony cards online. So do

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"better business bureau" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"Do what they ask you to do, but You reported to the better Business bureau owes scam tracker for I News on Chris Barnes and the Pacific Northwest will continue to get pummeled with rain and snow as a new weather system, hammers the West Coast and spreading snow through the Midwest Snow on ring, threatening the outcome of an all important finale between NFL cowboys and Giants. And this is I news. Whether you're a pro on the job site or managing properties, clean and safe is your number one priority and lows has the pro great cleaning supplies you need way go beyond the basics, bringing you commercial cleaning from top brands like Clorox, Zep and Rubbermaid. And in larger sizes so you could take on any cleaning job knowing you have the quantity you need. Shop close for pros dot com and have your items delivered or pick up in store lows. The new home for pros US only. Sales are rising quickly, but without another lead. Baker Dale's bakery is going to feel the heat. Hey, you're baking alone. Today. I have to handle this order for the restaurant down the street. Cool, but who's gonna handle the pastries he needs to hire. Indeed, indeed, indeed, Ugo the moment you sponsor a job on Indeed, you get a short list of quality candidates from our resume database indeed delivers 2.5 times more hires than the other branded job sites combined, according to breezy HR 2019 visit, indeed dot com slash credit and get a $75 credit for your first job. Post terms and conditions apply. Harris's reality check. Now there's no easy way to monitor for grown virus at home..

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Second stimulus check: IRS says the $600 payments are on their way

The Lutheran Hour

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Second stimulus check: IRS says the $600 payments are on their way

"Wait for the second stimulus checks, scammers will be trying their best to get their hands on your money. The better Business bureau says one common scam is to have crook's offer payments faster. Another is to ask for additional money for what they call a small processing fee, usually in the form of a prepaid debit or gift card. The bureau also says people should be aware of unsolicited calls or e mails from someone claiming to be with a government agency. No one from the government will be calling you or e mailing you

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"better business bureau" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Deliver on it. Seven nights a week in prime time. Find your local channel by going to W g in America. Calm news Nation. It's your news. Your nation. Jon Hansen in four Bob Surat on this Wednesday morning, the penultimate day of 2020 and the width of the New Year with the post holiday season. Of course, there's someone trying to make a buck off you and here to stop that. Steve Burn us from the better business Bureau, Steve It's been a while since we chatted. It's good to hear from you again. Could hear from you, John as well. How are you doing really? Well, doing really well. Hope you're ready for a happy new year. And ah lot of people, of course, getting gift cards for the holiday season, some things to watch out for them. You would give cars. People try to unload them and what happens there's a marketplace for them and there's organizations out there who will take your car and sell it for you, But we have some concerns with some companies, and we have one out of Texas actually just racked up 2000 complaints about 100 in our area. Basically, the consumers are alleging that they're not getting the money that was promised after they sold the card, or they bought a car from this company didn't get them. There was no money on the card as well. So the better business Bureau strongly suggest you try to sell the gift cards yourself if you want to use them to sell to your friends and family members instead of going to a third party site. Then there's some scams out there because they have to verify the account before they buy it from you so that you have to give him all the numbers and guess what if they have all the numbers John is, you know they can catch the car pretty quickly Don't need the physical cards will be very careful. If you got one for Christmas. Make sure you use it. Don't put it in the drawer because about 6% of gift cards and that never use and that's really a high number. Yeah, So do you. You might have just mentioned this Sari is. Does your website ELISA list like which sites you trust for doing gift card online, Or do you not trust any of them Now we do have some companies that are good, So you have to check with the better business. We're doing any business with them, especially the bad ones, So they have an F rating so that we have those reports listed and for consumers to read ahead of time. Now I live for the instagram like a lot of folks these days. I do it for the Graham. I do it for the likes is the kids say, like farming. What is that? Like families. The new thing is coming up there, really? And you know for people that don't understand it. It's basically where the scammer tries to, you know, make you put some words and encouragement and some pictures that you like the item that you like to post and all of a sudden that that change the the like, are the content rather Something that is different. So, basically, they're just trying to get you know, like the post and they guarantee you or they promise you that you could win $500. You know, you know, media giveaway promoting, you know, fifth Facebook or Instagram. And basically what happens is that you like it because you want to win this prize, but there's no prize to win and they get you to like it and then basic. What happens? They switched the content later to something nefarious where you know they can get people that click on because a lot of 10,000 people liked. It must be great. Right. So if anybody problems used to like something to offer terms of a payment or winning something Don't do it. Yeah, I was just gonna say the likes add an air of legitimacy to what they're doing Exactly if you have 20,000 lights, something like a really good offer. Like when a $5 gift card People don't like it and post a comment on it. And guess what? You know when we get 30,000 like they changed the content. The 20 thing they want And there's the one about 20,000. People click this link or like that is gonna be good. So that's how this camera gets away with it. So be careful. Is anybody promising you something in return for liking something fake compromised accounts on the rise. It's increasing and just started right before the holidays with fake Amazon. You know, emails. They're not coming from Amazon in these companies are basically saying that they lacked your account. Answer suspicious activity and you need to do something quickly about it, or you're gonna be liable for it. And they kind of put the fear and you that you've got to do something quickly. You're not thinking and we call these companies up or, you know the number they provide or you click on the link. And guess what? That the scammer on the other end, Who's trying to ask you for your account number? Asking for information. They shouldn't be giving them. Amazon's not going to call you or email. You tell your counsel act, but we need your account number to get into your account. It just doesn't happen. But unfortunately, John, you know, most people don't realize that cholera deacon be spoofed a swell so you might get an email and you might get Ah, you know, call from allegedly Amazon when it's not Amazon. But there's other organizations that are doing this. The scammers are really touting on so Be very careful if you get in that somebody saying that your comments locked because that's usually not the case, Seabourn Ists, president and CEO of the better Business bureau, BBB dot organs, where you can get all these articles and find out more information. Steve have a happy New year. Happy New to John. You're loyal listeners?.

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Better Business Bureau warning of last minute holiday shopping scams in North Texas

Ben Shapiro

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Better Business Bureau warning of last minute holiday shopping scams in North Texas

"The better Business Bureau is warning or Texans of last minute holiday shopping scams, Monica Horton with the BBB says with last minute flash sales be mindful when online shopping, she says scams usually have a sense of urgency. So take a step back and think before you click, she says. Popular last minute gifts are gift cards, but if you're not picking up in store Just make sure it hasn't been tampered with a lot of times the crooks will write down and capture the information off of the gift card and then sit back and wait on it to be activated so they can then zero out the balance. Also be wary of deeply discounted gift cards from fraudulent

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"better business bureau" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Working the phones and the Internet. And the better business Bureau is on top of it. The president, CEO of the better Business Bureau, Steve Bernice, Good morning, Steve. Good morning, Bob. How are you? Um, about 60% on I hear that as faras. The better Business bureau is concerned since the pandemic. The complaints have About tripled. Is that right? Yeah, the complaint hipster pulled really on the online purchases in 2015. It was about 13% of our complaints were regarding that. Now, as of, uh 2020, especially after pandemic there about 64%. So you have tripled, And it's amazing how many fake Web sites are out there today? All over the world? Not just here. Of course, Tumors don't know how to select one and and don't do the research because our recent study we issue this week. Showed that 57% of the consumers did not do any research on the company before doing business with them and losing money at with them as well. So you have more of these scams because more people are home where people are online, right? Exactly more people online because a pandemic that working and shopping online as well and doing everything and again, Bob It's only 57 days till Christmas. So we are seeing the Black Friday sales already coming out in the pre black Friday sales. So the cameras actually goes, where the money that and you know the money's right now online because consumers are going there and rose and Unfortunately, they're losing a lot of money unnecessarily. Did you hear about what happened to our Ah are singing traffic reporter Vicki, She got a call from Amazon. Vicki, are you there? You can estimate on what happened to you. Tell Steve about your call. Yes. So I got a call from Amazon, saying that I had purchased a gift card. In a substantial amount of money, and then they wanted to confirm the sale. And I checked my credit cards and I typically get an email every time I purchased something on Amazon, so I never got an e mail. Never got notified from my credit card. Nothing and so he was asking me for my information. And I was like, Well, I don't know if you're really Amazon or not. So, yeah, I'm glad you didn't do anything, Vicky. Basically that we should warning last week as well. We're seeing a national increase in fake Emma's unemployed calls and what they're doing. They're trying to scare you into thinking the whole night. Goshen must have bought something or somebody must use my car and they freely give out their credit card information trying to them and some consumer actually giving out their password in their logging information. Even though they say they're from Amazon. Why would you do that? Not you. But why would consumers do that? Oh, there's a big problem with what we call imposters. And we should national warning last week would Amazon as well and they were concerned about the fake employees from Amazon who are calling consumers and it's really consumers need to do their education and not give out information freely to anybody without doing your checking. Think you did it right. You went online. You look at Amazon feet. There was a charge or anything like that. Give me my information back just so that I knew they had the information. And he said my name and then he said, this city I was from, I said, But give me my address, and he didn't have it. And so I was like, Well, they're not. Why would you be calling me that She started singing in a guy home Scared him away. So, Steve what? What's the number one scam on social media or on phone these days? Well, Basically, it's still the fake websites. Bob, I can't tell you how many calls we are getting on the fake websites that there don't exist at all, and people are freely giving their credit card information out. And what they're doing is actually the age group that our study recently with between 35 44 year old individual's freely giving out their information to them. I'm saying that you're buying things on the website when actually they have no website. They have the website, but it's faking frauds. And, of course, in the number one reason they're doing it because the offer was so Would they couldn't pass it up, And that's the key. The tip off to the rip off. You can't find the price anywhere else, and I'll send the company appears out of nowhere and says they can do $100 cheaper or $2 cheaper. That's the tip off to the ripoff are there Are there still fake stimulus ploy is going around continues to get in there to blow up the government impostors. They're trying to get information from you. They always say they have additional information for you to get Mr Matuschek faster, additional stimulus, money or government grants air Whatever it may be. The government doesn't call you up telling you the secret sauce that you have. So there is nothing that can help you get it faster, just going through the regular channels as well. And if you please check out everything with the better Business bureau, first in reported to our scam tracker Because this way we can notify the authorities and hopefully get these websites taken down quickly, But a lot of people come across scams, but They don't report it because they don't fall for it. But we need you to come come forward and let us know s O. Many people are going to be shopping online between now and the end of the year. What are the best tips you, Khun? Give us to stay safe. While we're doing that Steve was doing research on a company but also do research on the products as well. So many times we hear from consumers who bought stuff on black Friday or or cyber Monday and realized that they could get it cheaper somewhere else so that consumers you need to have find out information about the company. You're doing business with that's important. But secondly know about the product and how much it cost elsewhere. Because when you are in these black Friday sales, you can be taken by these individuals thinking you get a feel when it's actually not a sales. Actually, you're paying more in somebody else's. So that's probably tip off on that one..

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"better business bureau" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Also the better Business bureau says credit card scams are rampant this year. Yeah, if they were offering you a ridiculous low interest rates, it's most likely a scam. And they want you to instead pay upfront charges. And then you know, before you get a credit card, so be careful with all of this, according to the B, B, B, and you also want to watch out. If someone you don't watch out, you know, out of the blue saying that you they got a credit card for you. You know what I mean? Just, you know, unsolicited, that sort of thing. Yeah. College freshmen. That kind of stuff is very tempting that sure you're not on your own baby and all of a sudden Oh, I'm a grown up. I need a credit card. I mean, I'll just go buy whatever I want, and I don't have to have Cash with me, and I'm just worried about paying it later. I'm all in the next thing. You know, You've got a 25% interest rate. You know, something like that. We've got that story on my linked in page at Todd Jeffries, however, may personally on are in fact it was on our work emails. A matter of fact I got. I don't know who it is. I don't know their name never heard. But there were they want to include me in a very interesting investment opportunity. So send my information and ah, er and apparently, the money is deposited. Listen to this directly into my bank account, which saves me the trouble. I don't even have to go cash, which I don't even have to go to the bank to make a deposit. So it's it's it's ah, remote. Deposit it ISS and show all they needed was was my you know, all my financial stuff, even your pin number and all that. It's just amazing how easy things work in the world now. To make, you know. Just scammers here against me. They got new avenues to do. This kind of thing is crazy. And if you try to scam 100,000 people, and they do this all the time, you're going to get a few 100 that bites that, you know. You think it Wow. This is such is so obviously a scam. But you got enough people out there right to go. Wow. I'll take it, man. You got that story on are linked in page at Todd Geoffrey. So you remember the story? The parking lot, you know, with the car club and 22 people arrested guns and all kinds of, you know, criminal activity going on in that King lot of Parmer Lane and I 35 write. A lot of speculation had talked that a lot of the ne'er do Wells. They drove up from San Antonio. You know, our drove in from other cities and the same group. Well, they may have caused some problems in San Antonio last night. Police have their hands full last night when literally hundreds of drivers teamed up to shut down the highway and do doughnuts in the main lanes, even shooting off some fireworks, morning doing donuts and popping fireworks. Those are just some of the things that police saw here along Highway 90. Late last night into the early morning hours. Let's show you the video here. This was the scene along Highway 90 and 36 Street just before 10. Last night, hundreds of cars blocked off that I win the access Road to please got reports of some drivers racing. Even doing donuts on the street and fireworks were going off. At one point. Now his officers closed in on the car's driver split into separate groups. That's when the highway had to be shut down near Hildebrand into 81. The same goes for I 10. And West Avenue Now eventually, police caught up with some of those drivers, and we're told that several lights citations were issued for them this morning reporting live on the West Side. I'm Christina de Leon. Alexis will send it back to you. Wow, you go. That's un cool hundreds of cars. I mean, that's worse than least here in Austin. They weren't blocking traffic. They were just ah, other things going on gunfire and Another crime, but but Dang that's that's pretty brazen right there really is. Yeah, that sounds like protest up, but doesn't it is not, But it is scarce and people like that man scarce and people they don't That's going too far. Let's squeeze in. Let's see. Let's squeeze in Jason in South Austin J..

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'False alarm' between T-Mobile and Verizon shows how competitive 5G battle is

Business Wars Daily

04:22 min | 1 year ago

'False alarm' between T-Mobile and Verizon shows how competitive 5G battle is

"Hour always on culture now depends on a working grid not just of electricity but of telecommunications and an Internet that not only never goes down but constantly speeds up efficiency is our subconscious mantra and that may be a big reason behind the hot water. All three major wireless carriers are in Verizon at and T. and T. mobile have all been promoting their new five G. wireless services heard about that each wants you to believe that their service is the fastest the most reliable hands down the best. Here's one of Reisen ads from last year at Verizon building the most powerful five G. Experience for America. That's why the NFL. Chose Verizon because they need their massive capacity of five G. With Ultra wideband, we're streaming streaming posting fans inexperienced five. Thirteen trouble in most cases, those claims can't be proved, and so the courts have banned each of these rivals from boasting about their prowess and from implying that the others are the lightweights of the wireless world witness verizon the ad I just shared with you was set in Gillette Stadium, home of the new Patriots, the company stopped running that ad last November. But that didn't stop at and T. from challenging verizon's use of the phrase most powerful to the division, the Better Business Bureau that rules on deceptive advertising cases. Why did not call the phrase into question essentially because the carriers have hardly rolled five g. out anywhere yet so it's impossible to prove one carriers mostly non existent five G. implementation is better than others. There were also questions about whether the ad was implying that the rollout was far more widespread and available to the average consumer than it was in May. The Review Board called the national advertising. Division were in a D agreed with a t and t and told verizon to using the term verizon appealed early this month they lost the said essentially consumers have no idea what most powerful means in this context the claim could not be substantiated. One it comes to making false claims don't assume that verizon is the worst offender. nope. The Empty Braggadocio is a game played by the entire industry. Go back through years in you'll see that at and T. got trouble claiming that its current four G. Network was by virtue of being fast virtually identical to five G. It even used the phrase five G. EVOLUTION TO DESCRIBE ITS FOUR G service a consumer looking for the fastest cell service could hardly be blamed for assuming that meant, they'd be using a five G. Network. Three years later, most of US still use four g networks the told at and T. to stop using the deceptive evolution phrase. At and Later agreed, and then there's t mobile, which isn't exactly honest either in late August, the NASD toll, t mobile to stop claiming that it's five G. services more reliable than the others verizon had challenged that claim t mobile said, it will appeal that decision but the Advertising Review Board also recommended that t mobile needed to stop running ads in which science guy bill nye claim that verizon's five G. coverage was barely broader than the average bus stop bench that according to industry publication fierce wireless. With a widespread deployment of five G. still some time off in the future. Why would every major wireless carrier use such inflated claims in a Word Mindshare? They want to attract and retain you as a customer. Are you more likely to stay with your current mobile carrier? If you feel pretty sure that the company will soon offer blazing fast five g service. Well maybe it's all about perception perception of what's here today and better yet perception about a speedy powerful future. That's almost hear these kinds of empty claims have a long long history in the advertising world from Telco Tonics beauty items to baby products. Advertisers repeatedly tried to stake out the territory of a- best. And rivals almost always challenge those fluffy bordering on dishonest claims. So next time you see a company claiming to be the strongest most powerful fastest or the best ask yourself. Where's the evidence chances are? There isn't any.

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Coronavirus scams: the science of how to spot and deal with nuisance callers

Morning Edition

03:12 min | 1 year ago

Coronavirus scams: the science of how to spot and deal with nuisance callers

"State officials and federal agencies warn of a new phone scam Callers pose as CO Vered 19 contact tracers. To try to get your personal information with us now via Skype to discuss this is reporter Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News. Welcome. Thank you. So what does it sound like when you get a call from a fake contact Racer, you know, scammers air Very creative. So officials are kind of telling me that there's various scenarios, but one of them goes something like this. Your phone rings. And the person on the other end says they're calling you from your local health department to let you know that you've been in contact with someone who has Cove in 19. And the person might say, Hey, you need a covert test. So sounds legit. So far, right? But then they move in for the real objective, which is getting your credit card number or other payment information. You know, they might say something like, Hey, we need that to Bill you for sending you a test, for example. Basically, don't fall for that. Some scams also come in by text, and they ask you to click on a link. Do not click on the link. You know, I'm thinking about how most scams play on people's greed of their gullibility. This is especially offensive, I think, because it plays on people's fear in the pandemic or plays even on their public spiritedness. People want to do the right thing, and they're being taken advantage of right. That's exactly right and legitimate contact. Tracing is very important. It's It's one of the key things along with No masking and social distancing that the public health experts are hoping will slow the spread of the virus. So this is this is particularly insidious. How widespread is this? You know, we're hearing it from states across the country from Hawaii to Florida to Pennsylvania. There's a national warning out from the Federal Trade Commission and another from the better business Bureau. Some local neighborhood listservs I've seen and Facebook pages air also circulating a warning. So I'm thinking about the fact that I might really get a really call from a really contact Tracer. How can I tell the difference between the real person in the thick? Okay, so a legitimate contact Tracer does not ask for payment or seek any other financial information. So that's one way you could tell. Real tracers. Do not ask for your Social security number. They will not provide the name of the patient with whom you had contact and text from these contact. Tracers. Simply let you know to expect a phone call right? They don't contain a link. So if you do, get a phone call, do a little homework, asked for the person's name and their return phone number and say you will call them back. Then check with your local health department to confirm that this person is indeed doing contact tracing. That would be one way you could kind of counter that. And if you do get a call, don't be surprised. If a real contact tracer asks you to confirm your address or date of birth. They need this information because they don't want to give sensitive health information to the wrong person. So they're trying to confirm your identity. Real tracers air going also ask you for information on where you've been and who you've been in contact with during the days surrounding your diagnosis or exposure, And that's because they need that information. Track it and warn others of potential exposure. So a real contact racers should be somebody I could find whose identity I can confirm who may ask me for personal information, but if they start trying to get money out of me, that's that's the obvious signs. That's correct or any kind of financial information. That is an obvious sign.

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Stimulus check scams are on the rise

WBZ Midday News

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Stimulus check scams are on the rise

"CBS news Scammers are preying on some America's during a vulnerable moment of the pandemic, posing as government officials trying to steal your money. The better business bureau says that they're Impersonating things like IRS officials. Members of the CDC even contact tracers claiming to be with local government agencies. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says it has received more than 1700 complaints about calls supposedly from IRS agents who claim they can speed up stimulus payments of scammers asked for personal information, saying that it will be used to expedite those payments. But the truth is, they're using that information to

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What Pandemic Scams Are People Falling For

WBZ Midday News

00:51 sec | 2 years ago

What Pandemic Scams Are People Falling For

"It seems as if every day we have a new scam to warn you about but remember being informed is also pushing back against those who would scam you out of your money let's get more about a folks using puppies to get your money now wow A. B. C.'s Ryan burrow with more the better business bureau fielded hundreds of calls of puppy scams in April alone one problem people falling in love with pooch is available for adoption online only to find out those dogs don't exist or at least aren't available the B. B. B. Steve Burnett says puppy scammers will also try to tack on additional costs and fees once you get the money they call up and say well we need a bigger cages ship that we needed to take him to the back to get my problem he says dog should never be paid for by wire or gift cards he recommends buying from local breeders or at least seeing a dog in person before making a

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BBB tips on avoiding coronavirus stimulus scams

News, Traffic and Weather

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

BBB tips on avoiding coronavirus stimulus scams

"The better business bureau is already seeing coronavirus stimulus related scams scammers reach out to consumers in the U. pretty common to also email social media either even if the Vance protect messaging right now to let the consumer know that their stimulus check available that's something that a lot of folks have been on the lookout for right now the only problem is that you get that they're asking to confirm their banking information and once those details are released they're out there in the wrong hands B. B. B.'s been Spradlin says there are red flags to watch out for contracted by the government via social media there's a good chance that the scammer that reached out to you another thing they're seeing for asking for you African sure to be a profit things the in order to get their government grants that's something the government will not ask you to do it that's a good way for scammers to get a hold of your your banking information what should you do if you become a target for one thing you want to do with what your local law enforcement dealt is something that's happening you can also turn to the Federal Trade Commission so what the FTC noted this is something that happens they've got resources basically those related

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Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

54:46 min | 2 years ago

Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland

"Coronavirus worries weighing on markets in a major way has more infections are reported in the US and around the world over a hundred and ten thousand people infected globally in Oakland California in a matter of hours a cruise ship with at least twenty one on board we have tested positive will be docking ABC's Matt Gutman is there what you're going to see if this court in unprecedented public health effort and it began overnight with teams boarding the grand princess to begin the triage of those passengers it will continue today with this complex choreography of offloading the twenty four hundred passengers in a way that doesn't expose them to more of the virus of nineteen now blamed for at least twenty two deaths in the United States at the White House concern after recent brush with the virus here's ABC's Karen Travers the White House is not commenting on whether anyone who works at the White House has been tested for covert nineteen a man who attended a conservative political conference outside Washington last week tested positive for novel coronavirus president trump and vice president pence were among the speakers at that conference neither had direct contact with that man of Texas senator Ted Cruz did and while he says he feels fine he is self quarantining at his Texas home fears of the virus hitting stock markets as well oil sliding I think it's gonna be a little bit of a black Monday oil markets and perhaps with financial markets on clothes a heads up the oil price information service in all price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia sending prices tumbling as much as thirty three percent Wall Street futures trading stopped overnight after falling too far down futures down over twelve hundred campaigning continues however with several primary set for tomorrow Bernie Sanders taking aim at Joe Biden we are taking on in this campaign nachos Joe Biden on we're taking on the the sixty billion as well funding his campaign you're listening to ABC news stay connected stay informed the promo morning news it's five oh two and it's Monday morning March ninth frosty and sub freezing temperatures and a lot of places this morning thirty one degrees in Renton for example right now along with Greg Herschel another factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center according to the state health department's website there have officially been eighteen deaths in Washington link to coronavirus couples Brian Calver reports live things happened so quickly that number may not be up today for example Greg Amanda late yesterday we got news of a probable nineteenth death but in the rush to contain in quarantine at the local level that debt hasn't been officially communicated to state health officials the majority of those deaths are connected to life care center in Kirkland a nursing home that once housed one hundred seventy clients the current number of residents that are still in the facility dropped by eight we have fifty five Bucks person Tim Killian calls employees who remain on the job they're heroes the amount of work and stressed that these the staff and employees and caregivers here under is tremendous no longer confined to our local area now seven counties are reporting the state's total of covert nineteen positives two one hundred thirty six Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate Clive Washington's governor says mandatory measures may become necessary to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus virus Inslee approves of what people are already doing to limit their exposure by working from home if possible and avoiding large social gatherings but he knows the time may come when public health officials will consider making some voluntary limitations mandatory because we need to make decisions based on what this is going to look like a few weeks from now not what it is just today he says the state might have to mandate what health officials call social distancing although he does not say what such a mandate might look like he also minimizing minimizes the insults flung his way last week when president trump called Inslee a snake there's been some unfortunate comments from the president that that's just been a distraction and we're working well with the federal agencies reporting live Corwin hate komo news U. S. representative Susan del Benes says she's going to work to ensure local hospitals get the protective gear they need so that we can make sure they have the resources they need to continue to respond up things like personal protective equipment mass Gandhi's first district Democrat made her remarks after touring Kirkland's evergreen health Medical Center where three people have died from corona virus coming up up now now the the como como morning morning news news more more schools schools have have decided decided decided decided to to go go to to online online learning learning over over concerns concerns of of spreading spreading coronavirus coronavirus I'm I'm Carlene Carlene Johnson Johnson live for Monday morning it's chilly out there let's see what the drivers like with the coal traffic update good morning here good morning Greg M&S so we don't have any blocking crashes or stalls right now we do have some areas of heavy fog so if that's the case for you of course use extra caution there we do have slowing in our typical spots of northbound I. five near Tacoma city said enter and north bound one six seven is starting to build three seven nothing much but slow slow down down down right right right now now now southbound southbound southbound I. I. I. five five five at at at the the the Boeing Boeing Boeing freeway freeway freeway and and and we we we are are are wide wide wide open open open both both both directions directions directions of of of four four four oh oh oh five five five our our our next next next come come come traffic traffic traffic at at at five five five fourteen fourteen fourteen time time time now now now for for for the the the global global global eagle eagle eagle river river river forecast forecast forecast and and and here's here's here's meteorologist meteorologist meteorologist Kristen Kristen Kristen Clarke Clarke Clarke clear clear clear skies skies skies light light light winds winds winds over over over western western western Washington Washington Washington to to to start start start our our our week week week this this this morning morning morning that that that resulted resulted resulted in in in widespread widespread widespread temperatures temperatures temperatures in the twenties and thirties yeah actually start for week here know any patchy fog that developed overnight will quickly burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon today looking great for the evening drive home now Tuesday features a bit more cloud cover and a few light rain showers along the coast in northwest interior otherwise the showers hold off in Seattle until Wednesday morning Thursday looks good but we're tracking a late week storm Friday that brings about heavier lowland rain and mountain snow with a significant cool down into the weekend that will support lowlands snow showers early Saturday morning something to keep an eye on it in the coming weather center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke else to keep an eye on it as potentially slippery driving this morning we have foggy locations especially in the north south and temperatures like twenty five in Arlington right now Everitt of soggy thirty one in Olympia it's twenty six degrees right now at sea tac airport clear skies and thirty four companies time five oh six more schools and universities have made the decision to go to online classes only hoping to stop the spread of coronaviruses the latest on that from Cuomo's Carlene Johnson gas thousands of students from the university of Washington Washington among among those those who who will will be be watching watching lectures lectures online online and and taking taking finals finals from from home home through through at at least least March March twentieth twentieth that's that's when when the the quarter quarter ends ends that that spring spring break break after after that that Jack Jack how how Sarek Sarek is is a a junior junior at at the the U. U. job job he he says says not not having having to to go go to to class class is is just just fine fine with with him him me me all all my my professors professors just just record record their their lectures lectures and and then then they they just just kind kind of of let let us us watch watch it it whenever whenever I I want want so so it's it's really really nice nice where I can get up at you know ten thirty and just in my pajamas watching the but usually pretty cool now C. L. university also canceled in person classes same was Seattle Pacific university PL use starts their distance learning tomorrow same for shoreline community college Lake Washington institute of technology in Kirkland they're moving it all online as well and for nor sure our public schools the entire district begins online learning today several other schools are closed with remote learning plans are for cleaning because a parent student or staff member tested positive the complete list is on our website at komo news dot com I'm calling Johnson cruise ship passengers are waiting to see if the upcoming sailing season will change because of coronavirus the port of Seattle says it's working with the federal government and cruise lines to come up with protocols dealing with passenger safety and health cruise season officially starts April first it's nearly a one billion dollar industry for Seattle the Seattle center exhibition hall has been set aside or has set aside to part of it as a temporary shelter is a corona virus sweeps through the city a special area has been designated for selected homeless clients who are already housed at two of the city's biggest shelters there are no known cases of the virus and any of shelter in Seattle city leaders are also taking steps to ensure sanitation and hygiene standards are up to date at all shelters some churches decided not to hold services in person yesterday to contain the spread of the virus couple's big Poppa reports from Seattle's Bethany community church the church decided earlier this week to tell its members to stay home to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus and while they normally stream their services for other churches the decision to have services online wasn't easy to stand up here and and kind of host it was different J. Kurtz is the lead pastor for Arbor church in Woodville he says before this week his church had never done any live streaming but when they heard the advice to limit large gatherings they decided this week to set up cameras and tell members to stay home for church it's literally been Friday Saturday and then here we are doing this he says despite the empty chairs hundreds of people were still able to hear the church's message of felt like we had community it's just on a normal community that's come mostly problem reporting the city of Kent is not backing down from its fight with king county over plans to use the former A. Connell lodges a corona virus quarantine site there were even a couple of protesters out there yesterday worries me that this is a facility that is not that's not locked down you're free to leave whenever they want and there's so many businesses here leave on Friday a king county judge denied the city of cats request for a temporary restraining order that ruling will allow as many as fifteen people to move into the eighty five bed motel soon you could be able to test her for covert nineteen from the comfort of your own home The Seattle Times reports the bill and Melinda gates foundation is funding a project offer in home knows swab kits for people showing symptoms the samples with then be sent to the lab at the university of Washington for testing right now it's not clear when that project could launch popular Starbucks in downtown Seattle has been closed temporarily because of concerns over the virus it's historic first in university it's now been deep cleaned and an employee who tested positive for the virus itself isolated at home Starbucks has also stopped accepting personal cops to help the virus from spreading the coffee chain says it'll still honor the ten cent discount to customers bring in their own cop they just won't refill those cups right now police time five tenths now it's time to get to the Harley exterior sports desk good morning Tom hustler good morning to you the husky men's basketball teams swept the Arizona schools over the weekend there had directly for Las Vegas for the pac twelve men's tournament begins Wednesday Washington will open as a number twelve seed facing the team they just beat Saturday Arizona that came at two thirty Wednesday after Saturday's win coach Mike Hopkins said this would be a perfect time to run the table and when the turning me what more do you want to be able to try to rattle off four games in a row I mean what else what other great opportunity can you have you know and so these guys are believe it will be a great opportunity and kind of fired up there after that game on Saturday our coverage Wednesday will start at two more Franco Tompkins and women's coach should be one of the coaches are tonight at six Cougars play Colorado in the first round the turn of the game Wednesday night at eight thirty in the pac twelve women's sort of a title game yesterday Oregon with Stanford eighty nine fifty six merece continue to struggle in cactus league play they fell to the giants yesterday eight four in Scottsdale in a night game against the brewers this evening at Mary's merry Vail Arizona and congratulations to the Garfield boys and girls basketball teams both won three eight state title Saturday at the Tacoma dome sports to forty Patsy tower Tom are on the whole the Huskies commodities commodities time five twelve the traffic update in just a couple of minutes Sierra is canceling a concert in front of her home town crowd in Texas later this month the wife of Russell Wilson is pregnant she says she doesn't want to travel to a big event while the corona virus is still spreading she says our doctors have advised her to avoid large gatherings a quarter of Italy's population roughly sixteen million people are now under quarantine because of coronavirus authorities say anyone living in the northern on body region needs special permission to travel south of the death toll surged to three hundred and sixty six hundred and thirty three people dying in just twenty four hours according to prime minister Justin because the more than six thousand cases represent a national emergency with the entire lawn body region on lockdown it's capital Milan as well as Venice economic and tourist Mecca is closed for business both cities in the red zone the usually bustling tourist hubs now deserted old museums closed gondolas lying unused on those famous Venice canals travel bloggers recall food and Andreas on sunny who live in the region a concern for the long term impact the economy is here is how lowly and then on travel this could be devastating restaurants and bars in the region are required to close at six o'clock and tables have to be at least a meter apart it's just a lot less social I'd say and it's slow quite so since the first time pope Francis live streaming his Sunday prayer hoping to keep away large crowds now the authorities say people could face jail time if they don't adhere to these measures but it's unclear how they're going to enforce them thousands of people over the weekend fled from the north making their way to the south of the country but a governor in the south of Italy has said stay away we don't want you here ABC's James Longman as Florida's busy spring break season is under way the man tasked with heading up the federal government's efforts against corona virus vice president Mike pence addressed something has been on the minds of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks are they safe over the weekend he stressed it is safe for healthy Americans to travel and to quote him one of our favorite places to go when my children were young and even even before before my my children children came came was was in in Orlando Orlando still still her her faith faith in in the the pence pence has has been been watching watching the the spread spread of of coronavirus coronavirus for for weeks weeks theme theme parks parks in in Asia Asia have have closed closed he estimates the temporary closure of Disney parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong could cost the company something like one hundred seventy five million dollars just getting word that one person has died in an apartment fire in Tacoma it started about two thirty this morning near north twenty sixth street in north narrows no word yet on what started that fire it's five forty traffic update again with Karageorge who still don't have any blocking problems on the highways but you can expect to see brake lights northbound I. five to Tacoma city center and north bound one six seven continues to build in some especially around state route four ten south on I five it's looking just a little bit slow slow right right right around around around marine marine marine view view view drive drive drive but but but it's it's it's not not not going going going to to to be be be lasting lasting lasting for for for too too too long long long the the the rest rest rest of of of the the the drives drives drives are are are moving moving moving at at at the the the speed speed speed limit limit limit and and and if if if the the the mountains mountains mountains are are are in in in your your your travel travel travel plans plans plans well well well it's it's it's a a a good good good time time for for it it because because there's there's no no restrictions restrictions at at either either snow snow Kwame Kwame or or Stevens Stevens pass pass our our next next call call much much traffic traffic at at five five twenty twenty four four come come eco eco roof roof forecast forecast it's it's going going to to be be a a nice nice day day mostly mostly sunny sunny high high about about fifty chilly to start though clear and cold overnight with lows in the mid thirties tomorrow looks dry partly sunny and fifty then we'll see a slight chance of rain rolled back in on Wednesday to the mountain passes they're in good shape but you don't want to get out of your car without a jacket on up there's twenty one degrees at the summit of Snoqualmie pass nineteen degrees at the summit of Stevens pass right now in downtown Seattle clear skies at thirty four degrees stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news at five fifteen the cobalt morning news Franklin sees at the editor's desk on this Monday morning that the correct personal time and the fact of the number of coronavirus cases in this country continues to rise the total is now over five hundred sixty cases according to Johns Hopkins University there were twenty two deaths linked to the rapidly spreading virus Dr Anthony Fauci who heads the national institutes of health infectious disease unit says after initial missteps contributed to to contributing diagnostic tests there should be four hundred thousand more testing kits available starting today today the the state state department department is is now now urging urging Americans Americans not not to to get get on on cruise cruise ships ships over over the the weekend weekend the the CDC CDC had had been been tracking tracking cruise cruise ships ships including including the the regal regal princess princess scheduled scheduled to to dock dock at port Everglades on Sunday it was feared a handful crew might have been exposed on a previous trip aboard the grand princess but the cruise line says none of the crew on those ships have had symptoms and now all but a single ship has been cleared by the CDC this coming is thirty five hundred grand princess passengers and crew will be quarantined for fourteen days in various facilities the ship's eleven hundred crew members will remain on board nineteen of them testing positive for the virus meanwhile only two of the twenty four hundred passengers have tested positive the most sick will be sent to hospitals while others taking to military bases in California and Georgia president trump has said that he would prefer if none of the passengers aboard these cruises landed on U. S. soil he mentioned any of that to you I had a private conversation with them and he said everything that I could have hoped for and every single thing he said they follow through on on Sunday hundreds of prescriptions delivered by boat maybe go to the ships more than one thousand passengers over the age of seventy the most vulnerable cohort and then for the first time in forty a healthy passengers finally allowed out of the rooms the waiting and the parts part by part and put into V. S. of possibly having to do another two weeks in isolation following that's still patience wearing thin on board I kind of feel like we're floating around the drain just waiting here to get the virus we haven't been tested we want to be tested properly and we want to make sure they were safe yeah the American passengers will do their quarantine bases here in California and as far away as Georgia now remember there are people from fifty four countries aboard the ship they're gonna have to be taken home on chartered flights out for so many this two week quarantine is an unexpected addition to this voyage many people on the ship telling me they just want to go back home to their families their dogs and a normal routine that's ABC's Matt Gutman two Republican members of Congress are voluntarily self quarantining after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus both senator Ted Cruz of Texas and congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona say the interaction interaction occurred at the recent conservative political action conference closer to home more and more businesses are feeling the pinch of corona virus and the steel head diner in pike place market announced it's shutting its doors at least for now the restaurant says it hopes to reopen at a later date but they haven't said when Seattle's blue acres seafood posted a sign on its door into an on Facebook saying it is now closed because the social and economic impacts of all of this and are hoping to re opens at some future date several businesses of shoulders are seeing less traffic as events are canceled and more people decide to stay closer to home in Oregon the governor has now declared a state of emergency over corona virus and the number of cases there is up to at least fourteen that emergency order now allows health and emergency management agencies to take immediate action and devote state resources to containing the outbreak U. S. Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams appearing on CBS's face the nation over the weekend says quote we're now seeing community spread and we're try to help people understand how to mitigate the impact of disease spread the number of coronavirus cases in this country is now around five hundred fifty thanks for following this morning Cleveland police are piecing together details from a shoot out that killed one man and since seventeen people to the hospital detectives say the shots were exchanged late Saturday night during a fight between rival motorcycle clubs attending the same party some of the victims are also considered suspects in that incident disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has suffered an injury behind bars TMZ reports that Weinstein was in a cell with two other prisoners when the convicted rapist fell and hit his head yesterday there's no word about his condition and there's no word on the circumstances that led up to that fall Twitter this labeling a video of Joe Biden that was posted by president trump manipulated media the video shows Biden stumbling on a campaign speech in Missouri and saying quote we can only re elected Donald Trump Biden's actual quote was we can only re elected Donald Trump if we get engaged in the circular firing squad so it's got to be a positive campaign by the way voters head to the polls for another round of primaries tomorrow including here in Washington the races basically down to Biden versus Sanders and over the weekend the Reverend Jesse Jackson came out to endorse Bernie Sanders companies time five twenty two R. propellant shirts funny updates oil prices are plummeting global markets are steeply sliding and Wall Street futures are way down this is looking like a rough week on financial markets and oil markets says Tom Kloza head of the oil price information service the drop in oil prices thirty extraordinary hand tighten your seat belts this week you make to your four oh one K. dropped by eight or ten percent but today well I can buy gas for a dollar eighty nine the letter would be a good economic stimulus except consumer and business demand could be as bad as good plate the financial the Bakul in two thousand and eight because of coronavirus chucks Iverson ABC news one of the reasons why oil prices are crashing is that Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia yesterday US oil prices are down twenty seven percent to a four year low of thirty dollars a barrel is turning out to is shaping up to be the worst day for oil prices since nineteen ninety one it's not going to be a pretty day for Wall Street either Dow futures down twelve hundred fifty five right now almost five percent S. and P. down a hundred forty five that's also almost five percent nasdaq futures down four hundred ten it's five twenty two and we'll check traffic and weather next year on the calm all morning news the latest on the corona virus governor Jay Inslee says he'll continue to press the federal government for more help to fight coronavirus stay connected stay informed what if you can't afford to stay home the president talking about his administration's reaction we are here for you twenty four seven komo news at Fisher investments we do things differently and other money managers don't understand why because our way works great for us but it may not work for your clients that's why Fisher investments as a fiduciary obligated to put clients first is the highest standard for a financial adviser so what do you provide cookie cutter portfolios like the rest of us no cookie cutter portfolios here Fisher investments Taylor's portfolios to meet each client's goals and needs but you do sell investments that earn high commissions right and make commissions when you make trades for your clients no Fisher investments doesn't sell any commission investment products and we never earn commissions on trades so what's in it for you Fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when our clients do better when it comes to helping clients achieve a comfortable retirement we're clearly different visit Fisher investments dot com to find out why investors like you switched us Fisher investments clearly different money management investments in securities involves risk of loss got a Hey Bob our preseason air conditioning cell is just getting started as warm weather months stretch longer and longer each summer this cell keeps getting bigger and bigger thousands of Puget Sound residents requested quotes for AC last year you're right Lola there's no doubt the summers are lasting longer in fact eight out of the last ten years so warm weather stick around for six or more months it's true Bob with that intense warm weather sticking around Bucks is proud to offer AC solutions to Puget Sound residents in need absolutely R. 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B. C. news at five thirty the market's opening an hour from now after overnight futures were halted because the numbers were slipping too fast ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is on Wall Street with the latest stock stay where they are right now it will be the worst day of trading so far this year the Dow is now down thirteen hundred points overnight futures falling five percent so here's what's happening over the weekend back called a meeting to discuss falling oil prices in the wake of corona virus which is sent prices lower those talks fizzled and the Saudi Arabians rather than being supportive of oil prices sent them plunging last time oil prices were this low it led to several bankruptcies of smaller energy companies number of confirmed covert nineteen cases in the U. S. now tops five hundred there are twenty one infected passengers on a cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco everyone will be taken off in quarantine starting today at Westminster Abbey Harry and Meghan taking part in Commonwealth day their final appearances working Royals Jerry Preston ABC news one thousand seven ninety seven seventy five thirty one right now Monday morning frosty in many places foggy in some other spots of temperatures like twenty six in Olympia right now along with Greg Herschel time Manda factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center for the first time our state's health department website is listing more than two counties with positive covert nineteen test results almost Brian Calvert is here with this morning's update for the longest time just king and Snohomish relisted this morning there's Pierce Clark grant Jefferson and Kidd assess county as well kickass county as well for a state wide total of one hundred thirty six positive cases and while the official death count remains at eighteen we've learned of at least one more that's not official because it hasn't yet been reported to the state thirteen of the eighteen coronavirus debts are officially connected to life care center in Kirkland we have found this to be troubling and involve tile unpredictable Tim Killian a spokesperson for the nursing home says there are fifty five patients still there he confirms they do have enough test kits that testing is still ongoing we have eleven more those tasks to complete I do want to stress that we still have received no results back for those tests Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate live evergreen health Medical Center in Kirkland has become the focal point of our areas medical response to the outbreak as of Sunday the hospital says it has treated forty five cases of covert nineteen as confirmed by Washington state testing fifteen of those patients have died the deaths include patients who were residents of life care nursing home life care center nursing home located just two miles away from evergreen hospital U. S. congresswoman Susan W. any toured evergreen over over the weekend and came away impressed understanding what took place here at evergreen health in terms of adapting the facility to deal with this type of outbreak hopefully can inform others across the country how they might respond hospital officials say one of its practices has been to keep confirmed coronavirus patients isolated in what's called the cold hearted area in which air pressure is changed to negative insuring that cantante contamination from that area does not flow into surrounding areas Corwin hate komo news under Jay Inslee envisions a time when voluntary steps against the virus infection become mandatory he tells komo news right now Washingtonians are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others but we are considering there might be stronger measures that are necessary to make this more uniform across across the community over there says those measures may include enforced social distancing such as cancellation of public events coming up on the come on morning news many families families expected expected to to opt opt out out others others are are please please with with comprehensive comprehensive sexual sexual health health education education which which has has been been adopted adopted in in Washington Washington now now just just waiting waiting for for the the governor's governor's signature signature on on Carly Carly Johnson five thirty four time for another couple traffic update here's Keira George well see at least a mile back up now northbound I. five approaching J. BLM's main gate that's where we have a stall was blocking the left lane now we have two left lanes that are blocked this backup is growing quickly northbound I. five also slow between highway sixteen and River Road and you'll find often on slowing it you're traveling out of federal way federal way to Seattle is running about thirty two minutes north and one six seven is going to be busy through much of Sumner into Pacific after that Auburn to Renton that's taking about eighteen minutes a north bound for five is beginning to tap the brakes around sunset our next call much traffic at five forty four the traffic this time is brought to you by Panera bread try Pinera bread to do unlimited coffee subscription you could have coffee after coffee and pay just eight ninety nine a month your Cup is always full restrictions apply participating cafes over time for the call multicultural forecast with meteorologist Kristen Clarke patchy morning fog will burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon looking drive for the drive time home home here here today today clear clear skies skies tonight tonight another another chilly chilly Tuesday Tuesday morning morning lows lows will will once once again again be be close close to to freezing freezing photo photo by by a a subtle subtle increase increase in in the the clouds clouds Tuesday Tuesday afternoon afternoon maybe maybe Bellingham Bellingham sees a passing shower parts of the Olympic peninsula otherwise remaining dry through Tuesday in Seattle that into Wednesday morning to see any bit of rain and it will be rather light here on the emerald city by mid week Thursday all locations stay dry but Friday here comes a good steady lowland rain chance and mountain snow developing from a rather wet late week storm that brings about a cool down into the weekend and possibly some lowland snow showers Saturday morning certainly something to keep an eye on heading into the weekend and a couple other center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke clear skies over much of the state this morning and bitterly cold in some spots Yakima's at twenty three degrees right now and there is fog here in parts of western Washington averaged thirty one in the fog it's a foggy twenty five in Arlington and is twenty six degrees in Olympia come on it's time five thirty six more than fifty thousand students in our area will be who learning from home on can today is the university of Washington and other campuses are closed amid fears of a spreading coronavirus we get the update from Kamel's cara constant concerns over corona virus isn't stopping Jack Q. Serret for preparing for next week's example right here on campus kind of catching up on lectures as I prepare for my final she says many professors already posts lectures online so students are you still learning on the computer some students might have trouble with the technology stuff but I think the majority of us it's it's going okay I think we can we can handle pretty well eight businesses along the aber hoping for a better week despite classes going to the cloud businesses here say the last few days have been robbed so we took a hit this last week we definitely took a huge hit but it big time brewery business has been down forty percent owner Rick McLaughlin planes concerns over Kobe nineteen homeowners time five thirty seven a bill requiring comprehensive sexual health education starting in kindergarten is ready for governor Jay Inslee's signature supporters say it's about protecting children opponents say it's giving too much information too soon when we get the update live from couples Carly Johnson will the Senate passes bill back in January the house then followed last week after a marathon six hour debate that didn't end until about two o'clock in the morning on March fifth democratic representative Sharon she make all concerned about some of the students a lot of them are ready for something like this action was Republican bill Jenkin he and other Republicans offered dozens and dozens of amendments souls all but one being rejected W. new sex ed curriculum will require medically accurate information from kindergarten to third grade they'll focus on social emotional learning teaching kids it's okay to say no when someone makes you feel uncomfortable parents certainly can opt their kids out of this curriculum Carly Johnson come motives a fire broke out in an apartment unity in the Tacoma early this morning and one person was found dead in the building this was near north twenty six and narrows the result is a twelve people now have no place to stay no word on how the fire started fire damaged an auto zone store at ninety fifth and Bridgeport way this morning sprinklers inside the building help keep the damage down the word yet how that fire started it's five thirty nine and we're just a minute away from a como sports update from the time you were a child you were taught to always brush your teeth white well because good oral habits make for a great smile and it's imperative to your overall health if you need guidance with dental implants or any dental procedure consider all your options just be sure to consider Dr Choi advanced implant dental advanced implant dental is where education and experience meets state of the art dental technologies giving you back the functionality of natural teeth at a price you can afford from implants orthodontics veneers root canals to full mouth restoration Dr Choi will show you your best treatment option advanced implant dental accepts most insurance providers and will work with you and your budget so you can get the treatment you need now and receive thirty percent off any dental implant treatment while supplies last advanced implant dental your choice for complete dental implant in dental care for dent way Tukwila two oh six two four one fifty eight twenty advanced implant dental dot com coldest time five forty now to the Harley exterior sports update here's Tom hustler well to manage up to four and eleven in cactus league play after eight four loss against the giants yesterday there were bright spots including the three any performance by lefthander Justus Sheffield gave up just a run on three hits struck out five skippers got service legs Sheffield spring performance so far the Sheffield again another step in the right direction from the ball really really well very consistent the company is growing I mean Paul white box lighter number strikeouts there gave up just one run and really happy where he's at it the mariners play under the lights against the brewers dot in Maryvale Arizona the US husky men's basketball team beat Arizona Saturday completing a sweep of the desert schools building momentum heading into the pac twelve tournament Wednesday Washington winning three of the last four there are twelve seeded take on those same Wildcats at two thirty Wednesday because face Colorado in another first round tournament game one tonight at eight thirty to forget the coach's show Mike Hopkins and women's coach Jody Wynn tonight at six elsewhere basketball today Gonzaga's women played Portland for the west coast conference tournament title at noon in Las Vegas is that men face San Francisco in a semifinal match up tonight and the U. 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reborn as some useful charismatics move talking energetic candidates Joe Biden today is still the same Joe Biden that people have a lot of doubts about two weeks ago two months ago two years ago the difference is that Democrats have so desperate so frantic to find somebody who can beat Donald Trump that they decided that day either as a group and individually as voters and as candidates they'll camel Harris being an example of of having to rally around somebody and then choosing between Biden and Sanders the fear of Bernie Sanders is pulling the party too far to the left so there's a lot of energy around the Biden candidacy right now but in my view it's largely negative energy it's driven by fear it's driven by desperation there are not a lot of Democrats even this morning jumping up and down in Saint Joe Biden's gonna be a great candidate a great president but this negative energy is very powerful and that's what's driving this trend do you think it's now his to lose or is it too early to say that definitely has to lose end up and I think it's gonna be very difficult for Bernie Sanders to rebound here the one variable of course the one no wild card is by himself as I say he has not been report he's still the guy who can show astounding lapses of judgment he's still the guy who could make gaffes he's still the guy who can show his age very clearly he's still the guy who can appear fumbling and uncertain and in debates with Bernie Sanders and interviews it's still entirely possible for him to make damaging mistakes I think a lot of Democrats even if they rally around by they're holding their breath and hoping that Biden will get its act together and I've seen some signs a few signs of Byton improving on the stop I think he's shown a little bit more energy I think the campaign line about I'm the candidate of those who have been left behind it counted out is a defective and powerful line really echoes of a bill to written of nineteen ninety two the comeback kid 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Sales of counterfeit goods on the rise worldwide

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Sales of counterfeit goods on the rise worldwide

"If you shop online sooner or later you will probably encounter cited selling counterfeit goods it's a massive problem according to a report from the better business bureau earlier this year sales of counterfeit goods have exploded worldwide almost anything that can be shipped can be counterfeited and sold online including everyday products such as printer ink headphones phone Chargers athletic shoes cosmetics even car parts Steve Baker who wrote this report for the better business bureau says the average victim who buys bogus merchandise online loses about three hundred fifty dollars he told me these copycat products are everywhere of the counterfeit type thing about anywhere you can shop online you can find one of those special problems seem to be up to because social media like Facebook and Instagram they're loaded with as the look like the real but the really selling counterfeit goods and even Amazon's got a huge problem with people selling stuff on it too so just because it's from Amazon does not mean you're safe Amazon told me it strictly prohibits the sale of counterfeit products and invest heavily to ensure the policy is followed the company says if you make a purchase from them or selling partner in the product doesn't arrive as advertised you can call customer service for a full refund Facebook says the sale of counterfeit goods is prohibited on both Facebook and Instagram by the company says it's working hard to combat this activity so you may be wondering where most of the counterfeits coming from according to the B. B. B. report Moster from mainland China and Hong Kong and keep in mind these counterfeits can be dangerous fake cups and mugs can have high concentrations of dangerous chemicals such as lead seize counterfeit because medics often contain hazardous substances including cyanide arsenic mercury and lead as well as your in and read droppings the bogus batteries can explode fake power strips can start fire and counterfeit pharmaceuticals often have no active ingredient too much active ingredient or the wrong medication all together well there's no sure way to spot a counterfeit merchandise when shopping online there are ways to protect yourself and unrealistically low price could be a tip off to rip off but experts say it's no longer a dead giveaway so your best bet is to stick to known and trusted websites and go there by typing in the U. R. L. the web address yourself click a link in a social media ad or a pop up and you could wind up on a copy cat site run by criminals selling

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How to remove your data from sites like MyLife.com

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02:56 min | 2 years ago

How to remove your data from sites like MyLife.com

"I've been looking into my life in in many similar sites about ways to remove your information so listen up. I'm Jefferson Graham. This is talking tech now sites like my life in telling US spoke. Yo Oh radius white pages. True people search people finder and been verified go to publicly available sources to pick up our information create little reports about ourselves and try to make money by selling them back to you. The real sad thing here is that it's the county agencies in the states that resell l.. The data to data brokers who in turn sell to these firms not good now do a search for any of these sites on twitter. And you're likely to see rampant rampant vicious hate in the tweets there are lawsuits better business bureau investigations and the like but still decides continue to exist grabbing surnames housing records court cases divorces bankruptcies judgments and the like again they say everything they get as publicly available. The good news is you can ask each in everyone of them to remove our data and getting them to say yes is not too hard but as the spoke Yo site notes quote removing a listing from our directory will oh not remove your information from its original source and therefore your information might still appear on other directory sites in other words. It's a game of whack a mole but one worth trying. Google doesn't showcase the information even data. Hungry facebook doesn't either. I spoke to Google about it. And they say they only display publicly available album information which doesn't come in a four sale database. But these guys do and they push really hard to con you into subscribing surfaces with heated off language a search for Jefferson. Graham shows while you might be concerned about how you're being characterized in a people search site quote we found derogatory information on your background. Report Unquote suggests my life. Which said that it could be fixed by paying for the report in editing quote? You may be shocked to find the Jefferson Graham has a criminal record unquote said truth. Finder in its pitch Tammy sign up the culprit in illegal u-turn turn in nineteen ninety one. The cost twenty eight dollars and seventy cents on a recurring basis to see the report quote. We have millions of records that may the exposed Jefferson Graham for who he really is unquote. The pitch from spoke. Yo was way

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Online spending on track to hit a new record this holiday season

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

03:08 min | 2 years ago

Online spending on track to hit a new record this holiday season

"Cyber Monday shopping is expected to break a sales record is millions of us shell out billions of dollars for holiday gifts and maybe for ourselves do but that's only part of the story maybe he's remember a spoke with come most bill o'neil Brian first the numbers is there a sense of just how much cash will be spending today on cyber Monday alone nearly nine and a half billion dollars and that's for cast I wanted everyone to keep in mind that every forecast that it's come out for this holiday spending season we well exceeded that so we could be talking ten billion dollars when the dust settles and all is said and done that's up eighteen point nine percent from last year on cyber Monday alone now just flashing back on thanksgiving we spent four point two billion dollars up fourteen percent so clearly some of us were shopping while we're waiting for the Turkey to finish up more during the halftime the football games on Black Friday eight seven point six billion dollars the largest ever black small Black Friday sale that was up nineteen percent more than half of those sales on Black Friday were actually done online so that's what sets up this cyber Monday to be one of the largest days of shopping that we have ever seen of course this is Monday in most of us are at work on a Monday that means a whole lot of wasted time on the clock doesn't it twenty eighteen the numbers show about seventeen minutes of our day was wasted on shopping online while on the job that number probably will go up but what's interesting about you when people are actually doing that by you may be looking or perusing online today but chances are you're going to be buying at night time by ten o'clock eastern time is when things really get hot and heavy and then that'll go till two in the morning that's when the the biggest spending tends to happen is people get home from work maybe get a little dinner put the kids to sleep and then that's when they do they're they're big cyber Monday shopping so we'll stop we see a big boost later today and you know Ryan where there's a lot of cash there a lot of scammers too yeah he got this kind of money flowing around the internet people are going to try to take advantage of that and what's the better business bureau has told me is you're going to see the links up on websites whether be your social media whether it be websites that you frequent and these links will do research they'll know what it is you've been searching for the scammers know this kind of stuff they'll put a price out there that may be on believable you click on it you say Hey I don't care where I get it from as long as I get this laptop for a dealer this TV for a dealer the shoes for a deal I'm gonna do it lo and behold you enter in your all your contact information your credit card number and after you do that the website is gone you may never get a receipt it could be a fraudulent website in that it doesn't exist it could be a website were the product you receive isn't exactly what she wanted so better business bureaus warn you of if you're ever on one of these websites are you're ever shopping and you don't know what this retailer is or how you got there I try to enter it on the back and try to do a search of it do a little research before you start throwing credit card numbers

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Scammers Find More Opportunities on Social Media

Atlanta's Evening News and Rick Erickson

00:58 sec | 2 years ago

Scammers Find More Opportunities on Social Media

"Scammers work yeah however they can and we think about all the scams of taking place by people calling you by people emailing you but a new report from the better business bureau says that scammers have been able to engage with people much more often on social media than any other way or by getting people conned buying on websites like eBay and Craigslist that sort of thing the social media thing is gigantic people are five times more likely to be taken over social media then by con artists on the phone four times more likely according the better business bureau data to be taken over social media then something through the mail that's a fake solicitation know that social media is where you are most vulnerable to a con be very careful what you post and be extra careful who you

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"better business bureau" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"To new research from the better business bureau fin row and the Stanford center on longevity your more likely to get ripped off by an online ad then a robo call Craigslist and eBay are huge venues for scammers they use fake consumer reviews to lure you with ads including used cars vacation rentals tickets to concerts and sporting events on social media ninety one percent of those surveyed failed to recognize fraudulent ads for the scams that they really are and fifty three percent lost money only eleven percent lose money through phone scams so be wary when your are surfing the web also the SEC has settled charges against seven team otherwise legitimate investment advisors over allegations that they failed to give their clients the cheapest mutual fund share classes possible there were seventy nine investment advisors were nailed back in March now seventeen more bill few associates cargo I'll investment comprehensive capital equity services S. exponential Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Henley and company hilltop securities I see advisory independent financial group investment partners IPG investment advisors Michigan adviser Saxony capital management and Wedbush securities all of them have settled charges with the SEC for failing to give their clients the cheapest mutual funds possible so they could earn more fees meanwhile in New York six life insurance companies are going to pay one point eight million dollars because they violated.

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"better business bureau" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"To new research from the better business bureau fin row and the Stanford center on longevity your more likely to get ripped off by an online ad then a robo call Craigslist and eBay are huge venues for scammers they use fake consumer reviews to lure you with ads including used cars vacation rentals tickets to concerts and sporting events on social media ninety one percent of those surveyed failed to recognize fraudulent ads for the scams that they really are and fifty three percent lost money only eleven percent lose money through phone scams so be wary when your are surfing the web also the SEC has settled charges against seven team otherwise legitimate investment advisors over allegations that they failed to give their clients the cheapest mutual fund share classes possible there were seventy nine investment advisors were nailed back in March now seventeen more bill few associates cargo I'll investment comprehensive capital equity services S. exponential Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Henley and company hilltop securities I see advisory independent financial group investment partners IPG investment advisors Michigan adviser Saxony capital management and Wedbush securities all of them have settled charges with the SEC for failing to give their clients the cheapest mutual funds possible so they could earn more fees meanwhile in New York six life insurance companies are going to pay one point eight million dollars because they violated.

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Beware of asking your smart device to look up a phone number

WBZ Afternoon News

00:37 sec | 3 years ago

Beware of asking your smart device to look up a phone number

"Be careful when it comes to personal assistance not people kind but the electronic ones the better business bureau set to issue warnings about a scam involving some of those assistance like Alexis Syrian Google home they've all simplify the lives of millions of people but the better business bureau is warning that there is one thing we should be doing the old fashioned way finding phone numbers for businesses and dialing them ourselves it seems scammers they've worked their way up the search results with phony numbers for some real companies and it may be difficult for your smart device to recognize it so the B. B. B. says that a red flag that you are talking to a scammer is that they ask you to pay by wire transfer or prepaid

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"better business bureau" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:49 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Jason with the Better Business Bureau. Now, Jason I welcome. Thanks for being here. Thank you people know the Better Business Bureau, they know that name, they know BBB, and it has an important role to play for consumers, but described that role and maybe a little bit about the history of what the BBB is been around for a hundred plus years. It'd be be is not a government agency. Many folks are think we're synonymous with the government agency. We are not. We are not for profit. We're consumer watchdog group and there's about one hundred councils across the country, but your San Antonio Better Business Bureau is spoken. Only on south Texas in particular, we wanna make sure that businesses and consumers trust each other that they're stressing the marketplace. We do see scams all day long. We hear about them many, many times. So we're always on the forefront of watching for scams as well and trying to get folks the. Information they need to not be scanned for sure. Yeah. Is this so much of a, you know, I think we're such we've turned into such a review society, if you will. If you if you go, buy something on Amazon, for example, you're going to read the reviews before you buy anything, and I and we've heard those. I'm not gonna call them empty threats. But we've heard we've heard threats from people to businesses if I'm going to call the Better Business Bureau, but, you know, by and large, is that what it's about a little bit of both a little bit of just making sure that we're, we're, we're finding businesses that are doing ethical practices that they're out there doing the right thing. They're making it right. If there's a problem, there's a consumer feedback, and the problem talk communicate. And if you can't make it right then the bureau comes in and just make sure we're third party. We just make sure that there's communication is open lines. Now we advocate for both sides. Consumer end business wanna make it a fair equitable, you know, problem solving mission but many times people come to us, and they're not legitimate complaints. Whereas, we need to have a complaint against a business in actual business. That's licensed. That's registered with the county. That is, you know, legal that do business in the county. So many times people come to us. They'll say, you know, this guy came in did some work on my house. And, you know, he left he hasn't come back to finish the work. Well, that's what we say. Well, you know. We need some information. We need all the information about this gentleman. You know, is he part of a contract companies contractor is even licensed even you know, in a capacity to do the repairs needed. So folks, just your remember that there is a there's there we are a resource for people to turn to if you do you have a problem and yes. Reviews, all day, long people read the complaints, and they see what's happening on a business. That's a good place for people to turn another, another place that they can go to review a potential business. So if somebody has a situation what's there, what is the step? What does it take us through that process? How do they need help right now? Maybe somebody's feels like they're getting scammed or the situation where they're being taken advantage of. Yeah, what's their recourse? Meaning dot org is where people can start you can start there by looking at.

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"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

The Tom Dupree Show

03:59 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

"Two. Back on the Tom that pre show. That's him with Michael Jackson. Right. It is. It's funny you all started li- segment about talking about selling snake oil. That's exactly what this video was. Is that right? Selling snake oil and elixir and Konin people. Okay. Remember that videos realize Levy on. Yeah. They should've Paul. We got a problem here. Yeah. We need to talk to you after show tonight, but I didn't realize I was reading the history on this video that west Arben superstar Harry dean Stanton was in this video. Oh, is that right? Also, I, I didn't know that I'm gonna have to go back and watch and see where he was. That'd be need. We're, we're we just got a few more minutes left in this segment, where with have Heather Clary of the Better Business Bureau. In this day and age, the biggest scams are the financial ones that we, we see against clients of ours, or clients of other people that maybe you're not well, informed. What would you say to retirees people who you know, have their money set aside, and, or living basically, on fixed, incomes, that kind of thing? Well, you just have to be careful how you spend it, and what people are telling you, there's different ways to use your retirement money. Of course. We'd love you to check out the investment company to see if we have a record on them, we'll ask you to maybe check with the department of financial institutions, or even the SEC to make sure there hasn't been any problems. Yeah. Another thing we're hearing about a lot about Thomas people. Call and ask us about reverse mortgage. Oh, yeah. And we can't really advise. On how those work. I mean, we kind of know it's you kinda give you saying your house, and they take the money or, you know, but whether it's right for you or not another story. There are people advertising it I think HUD, we actually look it up on housing urban development has a, a number of people can call to get hooked up with a reverse mortgage, HUD, counselor rather than the person who's advertising on television. Who, of course, want you to think it's the best thing since lie spread because not be right for you. So that's another one. We're hearing a lot about just do some research, and for heaven's sake. If you're going to sign something, especially if it's a larger state, and you might even have a lawyer look over it, you know, but having a trustworthy person, you can sit down with face to face. Right and anybody who's gonna tell you risk free or. Oh, don't worry about it. And this kind of thing is the stuff you wanna run away from and we'll often here. You'll hear things where it can make a difference. If the guys working only on commission. A lot of firms don't work that way. -solutely. Yeah. Because what is he going to tell you to try to get as much money as he can out of you or she? That's right. We're our firm. Just as a matter of record is fee fee-based. We don't charge commissions of reverse mortgages can be of a pretty complicated maze from I've looked into the and I haven't yet found one that I think, is something you should do. I remember one woman once asking about one and about a company that was selling them. And then she said, well, I talked to them, and they said, but I would run out of the equity by the time I was eighty or something like that. And what if I'm still alive, what exactly goes the mortgage as to be paid? Yeah. And then they've got it. Where do you go trial? So it's just stuff. You have to look at carefully. The Better Business Bureau is not attorneys. We're not attorneys or lawyers, but we do try to help you get good information object. Information about various businesses. The scams that are out there. If you don't know where to start, you can give us a call..

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"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

The Tom Dupree Show

14:59 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

"Into your Bank account. Maybe I don't know if that's the right word to use with Heather Clara, head of the BV getting into your own Bank. You ever get people reporting scalpers? This guy sold me tickets that didn't exist. Well, now, we'll get that if they try to buy them online from some. Yeah. And we talk about this, especially during NCAA basketball playoffs, because, that's when of course, the cats are always going somewhere and we usually issue an alert about that. Don't by fake tickets. People oppose these on Craig's list, or somebody's faces marketplace. Here's what tickets. Now, if somebody local on, they'll meet you locally, and you change hands with the stuff. That's one thing somebody want you to wire money and I'm gonna give you these tickets. Yeah. You know, no, these people from Adam, so that can they'll scalpers. That's a police problem. You know, although then you're telling the police well bought tickets from a scalper, and I think that's legal. Fact, I think I've seen stories in the news here, where I think it was a man in his son that were arrested for buying tickets. And then they got in they were brought out because they tried to get into a ball game with fake tickets. And they didn't know they were fake. I mean, really, you know, if you're buying from individuals on the street you're on your own, and that's a good point to bring up because sometimes people call us and they'll say, why would file a complaint against my neighbor? They won't cut this tree. That's hanging over my fence and oh my go-. Well, we, we are the Better Business Bureau, not the better neighbor beard. We cannot handle complaints against individuals. So, yeah, the whole buying online. That's exploded. People buying and selling on Craigslist EBay, their various social media marketplaces, in many times, those go off without a hitch. I've done it myself. It's, but that can be problematic. If you're not careful never wire money, we've heard people said, oh, I was going to buy this iphone from someone and I wired her the money and I never got the iphone. Yeah. I can't imagine why you don't know where this person is now out your money. Exactly. So those are a lot of this is just common sense. It is everybody has a bad day when they answer the phone or Email, they'll call up say, I never do this. But this is the one time they did answer the phone or give some information or by someone at the door like okay. Well, we're not here to, you know, shake our finger at you and laugh at you. We're here to try to help you mitigate the situation if something's happened if possible, and then go from there head, have you had somebody call you and say, I accidentally responded to an Email from the rents of Bob way. As to wire him some money because he was stuck in Norway. And have you ever had somebody, you should bring that up, you'll Nigerian letter scam Germans used to come by letter and facts. And now it's Email actually heard from a couple of people lately, who forwarded us emails that they were exchanging with someone the scam goes that they someone's died in this country, England or somewhere, and they, they can't find any of their next of kin and you have the same last name. So we want to transfer that money to you. And of course, we need a percentage of that one guy sent me a whole string of emails. He had with this barrister over in Nigeria or somewhere. Well, we do need a fee and you need to keep this on the q t don't tell anyone. Yeah, they'll, they'll bleed you dry and you'll never get any money. I mean money if you had to send money to get money in about any situation is not a good idea. And I'm sure that's the same thing with. Well, you have to invest money to get some money in that regard. Guard even that you have to be careful. That's right. Oh this plays into what we do so much because it. You have to be suspicious of lots of things a healthy suspicion. No be paranoid. But a fi. Yeah, you want to verify verify. We say. We had a fellow call this week is upset with some investment advisor indicating they. Well, we've lost everything on this. They told us it was risk-free. Those are the two biggest no words in the whole. No. It's not something you say, are you? Sure, no one should say, risk free. We know that much we referred him to the department of financial institutions and see if what was going on was really true, what he said and go from there, but you do have to be careful about that. We would sometimes get calls from people who have received a call from someone wanting them to invest in oil and gas wells that kind of thing. Right. Those cold calls for that. I think our legal. Now if I'm not mistaken depends, if you're on the no call list. Yeah, that's true. The do not call list, which everyone tells me doesn't work anymore and it does this certain extent asset about the do not call his six times, and I still get calls. Well, eight you don't have to keep signing up for it. It doesn't expire, right? Unless you've changed your number. Think about all the legitimate businesses that are not calling you because they are obeying the law. And so that's right. So that list the people selling your windows or. You know, water purifiers or whatever they might be calling. But it's the scammers. I don't care. They're hiding just like I tell people just like you go out here on the interstate, and it says fifty five miles an hour, and you're doing seventy five you're going to get away with it. Unless someone sees you Mr. officers ease you pull over and can catch you same thing here. They can't catch you. They're going to keep doing. That's right. So it's interesting the history of, of how the Better Business Bureau. Got started medical quackery and the promotions of nostrums and worthless drugs were Mon the most prominent abuse Neko. They'll snake oil salesmen. Yes. Yeah. That's a and you know what that same stuff is going on today. Just stuff the showing up in your Email box, it having mail back, then, but ec- old advertisements online or we might see them in some of these old. Old magazines or whatnot. You know, this is this, this fluid will make you healthy hill. Make your hair grow same things going on today. That's right. It's just a different venue. Exactly. And if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is right? And that's why we're glad to be able to be there everyday to turn on the lights and answer the phones and help the public or answer your emails and update our database so that you can check out businesses with the Better Business Bureau before you use them because, you know, you wanna keep your money and spend it wisely and we couldn't do that without the support of our Better Business Bureau, credited businesses, who help keep us going as a nonprofit, I'd like to also mention that, if you own a business, and you'd like to see how the Better Business Bureau accreditation can help your bottom line, and you can help us keep doing what we're doing. We'd love you to call us on Monday. And we see if you can qualify get on board to get the benefits of that is exactly. Yeah. Just like do pre-financial group is. Thank you for that. Oh, not at all. Glad supporting us. Yeah. Yeah. Any business? That's trying to support us and do right by their customers. That's what it's about. Sometimes people say this just to give you a chance to refute this. Well, the Better Business Bureau rights businesses good, who pay for the membership fee. Yeah. We get that a lot. Yeah. That's not true as I stated earlier in the show. In fact, if you belong to the BBB and believe you me, there are businesses out there, who would love to pass a bunch of money, so they could use that logo, and we're not gonna let them because they don't qualify. And this is true in many other say, but when you go through the qualification process for a business, what do you what kind of background checks? Do you do? Well, we're looking for things like we're checking your secretary of state filings. If you have any to verify the time you've been in business, we're looking at our internal database to see if we have a file on you have there been unanswered complaints is the name of some of the principles popping up, which happens once in a blue moon with another business that turned out to be thrown out of the BBB, because of unethical actions really thing. I mean, we're not doing police background checks or anything like that. But. And of course, our board of directors votes, every month on approving the the members. And if as long as you're conducting your businesses best you can, and there is an investment fee when she helps us keep running the running our business, our doors and lights and phones and monitoring the marketplace for advertising issues and a lot of people find that a big benefit. I mean, they're able to put that BB logo on the door. Use it in their ads put it on their vehicles. You'll see them around town plaques in the business you walk in, you know, you're dealing with somebody who says they're going to do what they say they do try. Yeah. And there are some businesses don't qualify. Now, you say, well, you're going give a better grade. Nope. Because I can point to bunches of businesses that have a abor a ratings be plus ratings, eight plus ratings that don't belong to the BBB they might have been invited declined. They might not ever have been invited. They might have belonged and then decided they didn't want to do it anymore could be any number of reasons. And we do hold the BBB members to a higher standard because I don't meet those Sanders. They do risk losing their accreditation. And it does go on their record. So what are some of those higher standards? Well, you must you must promise to respond to customer complaints one. Don't just ignore it their businesses. They'll just ignore it. Oh, yeah. You do especially in our business customer complaints becomes a matter of record. We don't want you to just over and give the give the consumer, whatever they want, because we know there's two sides to every story. Right. You know there's the customer, sometimes there's three there's the customer side, there's the business side. And there's what's really happened. That's right in the middle. So we're going to check that, and make sure that if there have been any complaints. Did you address those properly? If you're a licensed industry, do you have that? Do we find anything else that have popped up on the radar about your business attorney general actions, things like that, and anything of that nature, and then, you know, and that's why we then put it in front of the board of directors. And if any of them have heard anything about the business, but many times, there's not an issue, and we're happy to get more people on board with us and, and help us do it. We do and, and fight the schemes and scams and keep the money in our communities, instead of with the crooks try one. It used to be evidently in. Oh, eight oh nine the be BB rated companies either satisfactory or unsatisfactory, and then the beginning of nine it looks like you moved to new system of writing from a plus to, yes, yes. Because satisfactory unsatisfactory was just kind of abroad. Rain pass fail. Yeah. But now. There's a complete scale an algorithm used to grade points, given for things from how long company has been in business to, and this is all based on the size of the business because we will ask them, you know what are your receipts for a year. You know, are you a million dollar business or smaller business? And because people will say for instance large companies, I'll use lows for instance, they're headquartered in North Carolina. And they are BBB accredited business. Now, everybody goes lows bias things and sometimes they'll have a problem, and they'll file the complaint, those get addressed and resolve according to standards, but there might be a thousand of those miss early. Follow it with the BV with the BBB. This is talking about BBB and maybe there's been a thousand complaints over three year period. That's what we report on. That would be nationwide right over three years, and thinking how much business lows does. Right. There's not many if you have a hardware, store, and you have maybe sixty regular customers. And you're getting fifteen complaints in a year, that might be a little more serious. But again, we want hear both sides. There's things fall for the cracks, whatever. We're just about trying to help people get things resolved. And sometimes the customer is one of those at the business wishes were someone else's customer, because, once in a while we'll get one of those I it's interesting to hear the other side sometimes. Yeah. That's all I can. The business will say, well, the customer says they will come back and finish finish the roof finish the gutters cetera et cetera. Then we'll contact the business and the business will say, well, we tried to, but her husband came out, you know, waving a shotgun at us and wouldn't let us on the property. I mean it's amazing some of the stuff you hear you know, so. Making go always. And then there are some things we can't help folks with that. We will direct them. That's another service, people will call us. And they're not sure where to start and say, well, I haven't gotten paid my last job. I left. You know what we're going to refer to the labor cabinet. We can't deal with employment matters. I feel like I was discriminated against at this apartment complex. They won't rent to me where we're going to refer you to the, the human rights commission. Sure. Things like that. So you have to go to these other, so, so a lot of your time gets taken up by.

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"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

The Tom Dupree Show

09:44 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

"Juic-. Get. Extreme. Back on the Tom depre- show, NewsRadio six thirty wwl AP several interesting stories this week. Make Mexico good neighbor again. So Trump is decided to slap tariffs on Mexico because of letting all the illegal immigrants. Enter the. Country. I'm sure that, that's something that Mexican businesses are sort of wondering about. And anyway of we got several stories. We won't really go into them today because we have a special guest with us, Heather Clary with the Better Business Bureau. Heather, let's talk about how people can. What people do and, and just the, the process that they go through when they have been dealt with not, not a scam, but an actual standing business at a problem, we out that is that is. Somehow not delivered on what they do. And let's say the business is not a credit with credited with the BB okay if consumers, and we handle hundreds of complaints every month and most of the way if you wanna call Heather to eight oh, two two eight seven you can call the studio and ask if you've got a question about the Better Business Bureau and or if you have a scam you went to warn us about right? That's where I get some of this stuff people will call in some stuff. I've never heard of before. If you have a problem with a business, people call and say, well, I wanna file a complaint and the first thing we will ask is, we'll have you let the business? No, there's a problem because believe it or not some people will have already send in complaints. And they haven't even let the business know that they're unhappy to try to resolve issues. But sometimes they have, and there's a disagreement, the Better Business Bureau acts, as a neutral third party, try to help the two parties open the. Line of communications and get the thing result. Now, if they do not belong to the BBB, they are not required to respond no businesses. We're not a government agency, but most of them will because they know people check with the BBB or they just want to, you know, they wanna give their side. They have a good business and they want to make sure that their side is heard, and try to resolve things. Yes, the consumer will file in writing or online. We have an online complaint form at BB dot org. Which, by the way, is where you can go to look up businesses. Read about scams file complaints or customer reviews and complaint. Forum will ask, what the problem is what resolution you think is fair that would resolve things we're going to forward that to the business and request their reply. And most of them will write back with their side of it. Oh, you know what? That employees messed up, we're so. Sorry, please. We're gonna come back out and fix that gutter or refund your money for the bad dry cleaner, whatever it was, and we're going to close that as resolved. Most of the time, there's a little bit of back and forth, but many times, both parties can come away, feeling a lot better. The diff-. We also offer mediation and arbitration services are BB accredited businesses as part of their accreditation in the BBB have agreed to take part in those. Yes. That's what the standards we hold them to an fact, we hold Deby credited businesses to higher standards. Because if they do not abide by the standards, resolve answer complaints, and in stay out of trouble. They can have their credit Asian revoked. So it's a free process for the consumer if the businesses in another area of the country, sometimes people will have a problem with their cable company or the phone company. Their cell phone company, a lot of those large companies are headquartered in other states, we will direct them to that Better Business Bureau, because in many instances, you're large companies, for instance, say, direct TV or AT and T, you know, they're in Atlanta, or best buy there in Minnesota, many times, those complaints are processed by the bureau, where the headquarters is. But again. Can get right to it at BB dot org and that bureau, the internet brings us all together. We can share information to help you get problems resolved. There used to be a guy I lived in Houston, Texas back in the eighty s and there was a guy on TV down there. Howard Zinder or Howard, something start with z. And he would he would come on every day and deal with somebody would bring him a complaint against a business, and he would put it on TV. Typically the business would respond pretty quickly because. They've got this coercion thing going on. That's the way some folks now, we'll say that once in a while someone files a complaint, there's a business, it's really a problem. It's fraudulent. We have no address. They're not throwing complaints and this. We will the news media will help us try to warn people about what's going on. Right. For instance, this time of year. It's time where people are going door to door offering to pave your driveway that, and they just throw some black paint and gravel on the driveway. Disappear. Take your money. Then you got to hire. Somebody else to do it. Right. We call those the travelers, it's just an example, and if it can't find them, and, and sometimes we even notify law enforcement about some of this to try to recover people's money. So every complaints different. But if somebody doesn't know where to start we encourage them to call us. We're happy to talk about it with them, and then tell them how to get a complaint going if that's necessary and go from there, Heather did. I see was it last week or two weeks ago that there was a scam going on. Not directly involving K you. But people receiving phone calls that take you was gonna shut them down. Yes, you did we issued an alert last week because I heard from at least two or three businesses one was a church who'd received a phone call a robocall indicating that their Bill was unpaid. And a technician from Kentucky utilities was coming to shut off their power in thirty minutes unless they paid over the phone in one of those phone scams that uses act. Now, high pressure scare tactics get you to act before you can investigate. Fortunately, these people did not fall for it when they called the number back that was left for them. It had the same greeting as you get when you call the real Kentucky. Utilities. That's what so slick about it. Did. They did. Now, the one was very unnerved. She was searching her records found they had paid all these one person wasn't even a customer of K. You wish tells you what the con artists will do. They will just cast that knit. It was hurt in Nicholasville. So we're not even customer of KU. But who knows who they're going to hit because they know a business does not need those lights to go off. They need them on keep the cash registers on and everything else. So that can be very scary, and we did an alert out about that. And then we heard from someone in southern Kentucky that next morning. Who was a south Kentucky ECC customer. He lost two thousand dollars to that scam because they want them to pay with untraceable methods reloaded cards that you buy and it's just unfortunate. And the way the business climate is anymore. You know, your margins can be pretty slim you can't afford to lose money to that there was no way to help him. Get back his money, especially with a scam like that. I could see where senior citizens would free. Out, especially with heat coming on during the summer, and I will say that they generally don't run this scam on consumers. It's been known to happen, but they mostly target businesses. So we felt we should put the alert out because who knows how many businesses, we had not heard from so that the word was out, so people would not fall for it. Businesses get scam to or the target scams. Absolutely. We're there to help them as well. There's a thing that goes on. I wanna talk about it a little more. It's called number spoofing and. Where there's a kind of an upsurge in it. I get. And you do too, because you told me the other day that you do I get calls frequently from, from numbers all over the country on my cell phone, where they're taking over somebody's number and call on you to get something. Yeah. That's one of the con artists will do to. They never put their own number on there or they know people are blocking numbers or they may not answer. So they will use their computer technology to place these calls, and many of them will use your own area code. Yeah. The call that neighbor spoofing even down to the first three digits of the phone number being the same as yours. I get those I don't answer them because I know what it.

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"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

The Tom Dupree Show

07:32 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on The Tom Dupree Show

"A little bit of background the Better Business Bureau. This is a Cording to their Wikipedia page. The Better Business Bureau founded in nineteen twelve is a private nonprofit organization whose self described mission is to focus on vanishing marketplace trust, it consists of one hundred six independently or incorporated, local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada coordinated under the council of Better Business Bureau 's in Arlington Virginia. They're not affiliated with any government agency. That's something you need to understand exactly too many. People think we are. And we're not I often say when I give talks to groups p people will say, well, I didn't get my money back, or you didn't get my complaint resolve because they use the business that wasn't very coming in all their complaint, where my tax dollars going, and I say, well, when you figure that out, please let us know because it's not going to so there are a lot of people who think that it's a myth that goes around, but we dispel that quickly the whole thing about the Better Business Bureau, is that it's a the businesses that qualify and get accepted to the Better Business Bureau. Meet our sandards. It's a voluntary thing and our whole our whole mission is to promote advertising, truth and advertising and to help consumers and businesses get problems resolved. If there are any on a voluntary basis without having. Ving to us court systems, right, government intervention. Now, if those things have to come into play later, great, but many types, that we have a very high complete resolution percentage with is in the eighty percent range, and so that's, that's a really good. That's a really good thing for people to know because it doesn't cost you anything the businesses that belong to the Better Business Bureau. They haven't investment fee that allows them to advertise our marks and to use our services, and we connect them with customers. And we try to keep the money in our communities to say strong, and not lose them to con artists that are out there every day. That's good thing. Devoid bias that BBV's policy is to refrain from recommending or endorsing any specific business, so you're not in the business of endorsing other businesses, we will state that we recommend you use BBB credited businesses, simply because they have met our standards. They have agreed to uphold ethical business practices. Resolve customer, complaints, if they can't or make a good faith effort to do that. But we do rate businesses whether or not, they belong to the BBB on the same scale, everybody gets letter grade ratings using the same standards, weather or not. They belong that way, it starts out with a level playing field, although we.

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"better business bureau" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on KTOK

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"better business bureau" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"This is money matters with Ken moraif. And of course, I am your host Ken moraif. Spouses, go back. If Laos is go back to their spouses when their stock goes down, then boy two thousand eight must have been a lot of family reunions. Anyway, sorry about this. I know it's a bit silly. It's very silly. And not actually very funny because people suffered in two thousand eight now. Before I go step further. Let me make sure you know, who I am. I am Ken moraif. The host of money matters. With Ken moraif. I've been a certified financial planner professional for the last twenty marvelous wonderful and very exciting years, and all of the ideas that we talk about on this show. These are the very same ideas that we talk about with our beloved and most valued clients, and we now serve clients in forty three states, and we're very blessed to be able to do that. And for the second year in a row. Our firm money matters is was named as a finalist and in two thousand eighteen a winner of the Better Business Bureau ethics award. They have this award that they call the torch award for ethics and we wanted in the large companies category. And this is the North Texas Better Business Bureau and. And that is allow I was very very, I didn't know I got, you know, they don't tell you. Right. They tell you, you're you're a finalist, but they don't tell you you one they forced you to go to the thing and dress up and look nice and take your spouse. And then they found out we found out that we wanted. It was very very nice. And ethics. We believe is the most important thing your reputation and your ethics in all walks of life. Not just if you're a financial adviser, but in particular now because we specialize in retirement planning, we work primarily with people who are retired or retiring soon. And so our focus is on preservation of what you spent your lifetime accumulating. Okay. So you've worked you saved you put money away you've done all that. And now you wanna retire? You wanna have your second childhood without parental supervision. You want to go play and have fun, and you don't want to lose half your money or something like that. And cause yourself issues. So I wanna talk with you. This is actually write a blog for kiplinger. And there was a the the last one I wrote was on cash flow planning for retirees. Okay. And basically, I want you to think of your investments as you would the company that you worked for that gave you your wages. Okay. So once you retire if you need money from your investment investments to supplement. Lament your your your cost of living to provide you with income to support. To pay for your cost of living. Then thinking of it as a wage that you're getting from your company, I think is very instructive. So your investments are a company you're running this company, and this company is generating profits, and it pays you away. So you invest your money. It gets you dividends and income and capital gains, and you and you distribute that to to supplement your retirement. So you're running this company. Right. So you're the CEO you're the president of this company, and this company has one customer that represents forty percent of your revenue, okay, which is bad planning on. But, but there are a lot of companies that that's the case they have one customer that is a vast majority. It's you know, it's the biggest customer they have by far. So you have one customer that represents forty percent of all the revenue that your business provide gets, and this business is giving you the wages that you live on. Now, this customer leaves you they go to a competitor. And you lose forty percent of your revenue. What do you do Mr. MRs CEO? Would you do? Now. This question was asked when I was in MBA school by guy by the name of salmon's, who's a billionaire. He came and talked a bunch of NBA students and he asked that question. You lose your best customer forty percent of your revenue is gone. What do you do? And all of these smart kids. You know, we're in there, we say, well, you get your salespeople out on the street, and you start beating the drum bang on doors you increase your advertising, and he was like, Nope. Nope. You create a new marketing strategy new sales strategy. Nope. Nope. And we went through it all no one can figure out what you're supposed to do. And he said, you know, what you do you cut your expenses? First thing you do you got to stop the bleeding? If your revenue went down by forty percent, you gotta cut your expenses commensurately because if your if your expenses continued to level they were before, and you don't have the revenue supported you will go out of business. That's. That same.

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"better business bureau" Discussed on Bodega Boys

Bodega Boys

02:47 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on Bodega Boys

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"better business bureau" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"better business bureau" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Is back with more of America's First News. President Trump abruptly walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders. After house speaker Nancy Pelosi said, she wouldn't fund his border wall. Even ended the government shutdown. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says Trump's slammed the table and left again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way. And he just walked out of the meeting chump confirmed she emerges version of events in a tweet calling the meeting a total waste of time. He reiterated the need for a wall all of the other. Things sensors and the drones or throw a wonderful to have and it works. Well, but only if you have the wall, you're not the wall. It doesn't matter. Meanwhile, the ongoing shutdown has stopped most food safety inspections, but the FDA is planning to resume at least some of them to do at the agency will have to force furloughed workers to come back without pay for now, the shutdown means the FDA has virtually stopped inspecting domestic food production facilities, which could mean threats to the public are going undetected foreign food inspections are continuing because they're considered so important teachers in Los Angeles won't be going on strike today. After all, but it's not because of progress in contract talks Inle union leaders say the strike has been put off until Monday due to a legal technicality. They were concerned over whether they'd given the school district a required ten day notice that they were terminating their labor agreement actress, Ashley Judd's sexual harassment lawsuit against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by Los Angeles federal court. The judge ruled that Judd's alligators did not fall within the scope of the statue. Shoot under which she had sued, but Judd's defamation claimed that Weinstein had sabotaged. Her career may still proceed epic games may be swimming pool of money. Thanks to the success of fortnight. But it's also in hot water with customers. The Better Business Bureau has given epic an f rating citing two hundred forty seven unanswered customer complaints on its website. The BBB says it tried to contact epic on numerous occasions, but the company failed to respond many of the complaints center around unauthorized credit card charges and account hacking. Nice to have you back, by the way. I was made aware of the fact that you had some struggles while donating blood yesterday, you could say that you've passed out at passed out. I'm so embarrassed off the table. I just think started like swimming around. And I was sweating and they came running over and put my feet up in the air and gave me ice packs juice box. Did you get some apple.

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