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Selling Used Goods Online

Your Moment of Trust

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Scam Artists are Coming Out in Full Force as the Economy Improves! show art Scam Artists are Coming Out in Full Force as the Economy Improves!

Your Moment of Trust

BBB of the Tri-Counties President, Richard Copelan, warns listeners that as the economy improves, scammers are out in full force!  Don't miss this informative episode and learn about the complaint process, customer reviews and their new advertising review program!  Contact BBB of the Tri-Counties to report unsubstantiated claims in ads by calling 805-963-8657 or send them an email from their   

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Springtime Brings out Roofing Scams show art Springtime Brings out Roofing Scams

Your Moment of Trust

While we all love spring time, it's the season when roofer scams start showing up once again.  Especially after a storm, you may receive unsolicited offers for a free roof inspection.  The so called 'roofer' may even show you pictures of other damaged roofs, pretending they're yours-- or tear shingles off your roof to show you that it's damaged!  Don't fall for it!  Learn more in this episode from the or call 805-963-8657.  

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Don't Click that Survey Link! show art Don't Click that Survey Link!

Your Moment of Trust

A phony survey, which pretends to be from Pfizer, is circulating.  It offers prizes for people who answer a few questions and asks for your credit card information for shipping charges.  Then, your card is charged many times over!  Don't fall for this scam--whether it looks like it's coming from Pfizer or anyone else.  Be wary of texts or emails which you didn't sign up to receive.  Get more tips in this episode from the or call 805-967-8357.  

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Your Moment of Trust

The popularity of mobile stock trading apps is growing in popularity.  Especially if online trading is new to you, be sure to listen to this episode of Your Moment of Trust from the Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties.  They invite you to call them at 805-963-8657 and urge you to report scams online at

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Online Purchase Scams show art Online Purchase Scams

Your Moment of Trust

Online purchase scams are the most common scams in the wake of Covid-19. It might surprise you that adults ages 18 – 24 reported the highest losses due to scam artists. This week’s episode highlights the statistics of online purchase scams and their somewhat surprising reoccurrences.   This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week reminds us of the importance of replacing spark plugs. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/ To...

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Tips For Planning a Wedding During Covid-19 show art Tips For Planning a Wedding During Covid-19

Your Moment of Trust

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to planning a wedding. And it is certainly a little more complicated if you are planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic! Ensure the triumph of your wedding by listening to wedding success tips provided by the BBB. A special thanks to Ayers Automotive Repairs in Santa Barbara for this week’s automotive tip of the week. Remember to check your tires! If your TPMS Tire Sensor goes if, something could be wrong with your tires; they may be punctured or low on air. Talk to your automotive technician about the condition of your tires. If you are...

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Buying and Selling Jewelry show art Buying and Selling Jewelry

Your Moment of Trust

If you are looking to buy or sell jewelry, be sure to do your research! Last year, consumers nationwide filed over 3500 complaints with the BBB against jewelry stores and over 2000 complaints against pawn brokers. Tune in to this week’s episode of ‘Your Moment of Trust’ to learn critical tips provided by the BBB about buying and selling jewelry. This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week suggests that if your auto technician is recommending an engine cleaning service, followed by more frequent oil changes, they are recommending it as good preventative maintenance. If you are in the...

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Cash Advance Apps show art Cash Advance Apps

Your Moment of Trust

This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week is a good reminder to check and clean the battery terminals on your vehicle. Even if your battery is labeled ‘maintenance free’, ask your automotive technician to check for corrosion or mineral buildup. Regular battery service helps prolong battery life. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! We all need extra cash from time to time! Several apps are marketing themselves as a zero interest, low risk way to obtain a...

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Safeguard Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card show art Safeguard Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

Your Moment of Trust

Did you get your Covid-19 vaccine? Great for you, but do not share your vaccination card on social media. Your vaccination card has valuable personal information on it. If you share your vaccination card publicly, scammers and fraudsters could use this information to steal your identity. Remember to be cautious about what your share on social media and never give away your sensitive personal information. This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week tells us what to do when the check engine light turns on! When your vehicle service light turns on, it could mean any number of things. Maybe you...

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Covid-19 Scams Related to Vaccines and Testing show art Covid-19 Scams Related to Vaccines and Testing

Your Moment of Trust

There is a current upswing of Covid-19 related scams. Covid scams can be anything related to testing or vaccinations, and fraudsters are looking to phish personal information. Be aware if you receive a phone or social media message claiming that you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Always be suspicious if the person who contacts you demands detailed personal information or money up front. Never send money or personal information to anyone whom you do not know! This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week reminds us of the importance of our engine coolant. If the coolant light goes on,...

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The start of a new year is a great time to clean your house and get rid of unwanted items. There are great opportunities in the modern age to sell used household items. Depending on what you want to sell online, being selective about certain venues like Ebay and Facebook Marketplace is important. Selling goods online is not without it risks and challenges. Consider the different ways that you can sell items online, whether through in-person exchanges or mailing packages.

If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/

To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT