Spring Break Season Primetime For Grandparent Scam

As students and family members begin to prepare for spring break, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) is warning relatives staying home – particularly grandparents – to be on the lookout for the grandparent scheme. This is when scammers contact seniors, usually over the phone, and pretend to be a grandchild…
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BBB Offers Spring Break Travel Tips

As spring break inches closer, a sunny vacation becomes all the more attractive. Many people are eager to trade chilly temperatures for sunshine and the relaxing sound of waves crashing against the shore. Spring break usually means a week of fun and sun; however, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) warns…
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Businesses, School Districts And Nonprofits Targets Of W-2 Scam

A newer and insidious scam whose targets were once exclusively private-sector businesses is now being used against nonprofit organizations and school districts, according to Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says the “W-2” scam is carried out by criminals who disguise an email to make it look…
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February Means Romance…and Romance Scams

As the month when Valentine’s Day falls on the calendar, February has a reputation for being “prime time” for romance. It’s also definitely a time when scammers seek to prey on those searching for romantic interests online. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) advises people to proceed with caution before they…
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BBB Tips On Consolidating Student Loans

With existing student loan debt surging to well over a trillion dollars, many former students are looking for help managing their debt. One way people do that is by consolidating their existing loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan, which results in a single monthly payment instead of multiple payments to multiple servicers. Though there are…
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