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BBB Reports Fake BBB Warnings

Watch out for a phony email from the Better Business Bureau.

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Warning! IRS Scam Working in Lake Charles

If you get a collection call from the IRS, hang up. The IRS doesn't operate like that.

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Scam Warning — Post-Flood Scammers

Now that the floods have passed, the scammers have moved in. Here's how to avoid getting ripped off.

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Phone Scams Increasing in the Lake Area — Top 10 Scams

Here, according to the BBB, are 10 scams that are working around the country and a few things to be aware of in case you are contacted by one of these scammers.

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BBB Warns of Scammers Claiming to be From Entergy

If you get a call from Entergy demanding payment by a prepaid credit card, it's a scam

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BBB Warns of IRS Scam in the Lake Area

The Better Business Bureau warns of a scam working the Lake Area. Callers are claiming to be from the IRS

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BBB Warns of Door to Door Scam in Lake Area

First of all, beware of anyone coming to your door to sell you anything. There is a law in the area forbidding door to door sales without a permit and in Sulphur, door to door sales are not allowed at all.

This latest scam involves your driveway and an offer to resurface your driveway at a real savings. Cue the alarm bells and here's why.

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BBB Warns of New Email Scam — Fake Mail From the BBB

The Better Business Bureau, the folks who try to keep us up-to-date on scams, is the subject of the latest scam making the rounds.

In this scam, you may open your email to find some mail claiming to be from the BBB. Like most scam emails, the letter will then tell you that they are updating their files and that it's very important that you update your information. Cue the alarm bells, because this is where they get your personal information and proceed to steal your identity.

Carmen Million, of the BBB, has some advice that could keep you from being a victim of this email scam.

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BBB Warning — IRS Phone Scam in Lake Area

Carmen Million, with the Better Business Bureau is warning residents of a phone scam being used in the Lake Area.

The latest scam involves calling people and telling them they are going to be arrested unless they pay their taxes.

It's called 'spoofing' and here's the truth behind such phone calls.

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Scam Alert — Tree Service Rip-Off

Police are trying to find Chastity Touchet. It seems that Ms. Touchet is has been accused of taking money for tree removal then making herself scarce.

Also suspected in this tree removal scam is a company by the name of Daniel's Tree Care.

If you are approached to have tree removal or any kind of work done on your trees, contact the BBB. They have a list of safety checks you should make on any company coming to your door.

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Beware of New Scam That Targets Entergy Customers

I got a release from Carmen Million BBB President warning local customers of Entergy about a new con claiming to be collecting on late bills. Several consumers and businesses have been the target of this scam.

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Credit Card Scam Alert – Check Your Statement

Do you study your credit card usage or do you just give it a glance? Well, the latest scam on our credit cards wouldn't even raise an eye-brow, but be on the lookout for a random charge of $9.84.It could mean someone has your information.

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