BBB Of Central MA presents:
Hosted by Nancy Cahalen, CEO, Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau Serving Central and Western Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to create an ethical, trustworthy marketplace – where buyers and sellers can trust each other.
BBB helps people find and recommend businesses and brands they can trust. At Better Business Bureau, the safety of our employees and their families are of utmost importance. We have implemented policies to respect social distancing, monitor employee health and limit in-person meetings with customers and businesses and continue to suspend all conferences, social gatherings, and in-person events.
Meetings by telephone and video conference will continue until further notice. All our services are available online. If you need additional assistance, please call or email during regular business hours.
Scammers have long used social media to impersonate people you know and trust, but recently they’ve been using a new tactic: text messages with a spoofed caller ID.
This scam can be hard to spot at first glance, so watch out for the warning signs.
That’s not your mom texting! How to spot an impersonator in your text messages.
8:15 AM – Scam Alert
Nancy Cahalen with the Better Business Bureau
protects us against scams.
What to Do if Your Wallet Is Lost or Stolen. You reach for your wallet to pay the cashier and discover that it’s not there! Panic sets in. You pat your pockets or fumble around the inside of your purse and realize that it’s gone. Now what? Losing the cash you had on hand is bad enough but the other contents in your wallet can be a treasure trove for criminals.
If you act fast, you can minimize the potential damage. Nancy Cahalen of the BBB gives us the 7 steps to take immediately.
Like many of us, older adults are often targeted by con artists. Many victims don’t ask for help until it is too late!
Help your friends, family, clients, or patients avoid fraud by knowing the signs of current or impending fraud. Nancy Cahalen tells us the warning signs that fraud may occur or that a loved one is the victim of fraud and gives us tips on spotting a potential scam.
As social media usage among consumers continues to rise, scammers devise increasingly sophisticated methods to ensnare their targets. The emergence of social media has revolutionized interpersonal communication, connecting millions of individuals with friends, family, strangers, and businesses. Regrettably, it has also paved the way for fraudulent activities, scams, and unethical business practices to exploit a wide-ranging audience. While these platforms make concerted efforts to thwart malicious actors, numerous obstacles persist in identifying scammers and curtailing their access. To shield oneself from falling prey to fraud and scams originating from social media interactions, it is crucial to grasp the tactics employed across the most popular platforms. Nancy Cahalen guides us in safeguarding our digital well-being.