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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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