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Better Business Bureau has a Naughty List with the Top 12 Scams of Christmas

Your Moment of Trust

Release Date: 11/23/2021

Beware of Phony COVID-19 Antibody Tests!  show art Beware of Phony COVID-19 Antibody Tests!

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BBB of the Tri-Counties warns us about potential fraud related to the COVID-19 antibody tests. Scammers are selling unapproved tests, which can give inaccurate results. In doing so, they are also collecting personal information, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. They may also be stealing health insurance or Medicare information that can be used in future schemes. Learn how the scam works so you don't fall for it!

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The start of a new year is a great time to clean out your home and organize your living spaces. But what should you do with the gently used clothing, furniture, home items, or electronics that you aren’t using anymore? Fortunately, online marketplaces, such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Ebay and Poshmark, make it easy to sell without even leaving your home. That said, there are a few perils to selling used items online. In this episode of Your Moment of Trust, provides tips to help you avoid the dangers and to successfully make sales.  A BIG thank you to in Santa Barbara for...

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After purchasing a subscription to a streaming service, you need to activate it and log in. If you're not careful, you might click on a phony website that looks similar to the legitimate site--set up by crooks to steal your personal information and login credentials. Here are tips to help you spot the phony website!  A BIG thank you to in Santa Barbara for sponsoring the podcast, Your Moment of Trust.  

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With the recent tornadoes in Kentucky and other states, many people are eager to help. Oftentimes, the best way to help is to give a cash donation so that the money goes where it's needed the most. Instead of clicking on solicitations from texts or social media posts, consider making donations directly on a charity's website. You can verify that a charity meets the BBB standards of accountability at Give.org.  The information in this podcast is brought to you by . A BIG thank you to in Santa Barbara for their sponsorship.

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A shift toward online shopping during COVID-19, a global supply chain crisis, and a resurging economy have all created a recipe for a breakneck holiday shopping season – one where online shopping fraud poses a tremendous risk to consumers. Online purchase scams have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and social media ads play a key role in the mushrooming problem, a new Better Business Bureau® (BBB ®) study finds. Subscribe to Your Moment of Trust, a podcast by , sponsored by in Santa Barbara.

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Collecting sports memorabilia has been an American pastime for nearly a century. Devoted fans seek out souvenir items such as jerseys, equipment, cards, or other items that have direct connections to famous players or historic games. Collectors’ enthusiasm and willingness to spend are higher than ever - and scammers have noticed. Legal cases in recent years have shed light on a widespread fraud problem threatening the sports memorabilia trade. Since many items are now sold online, it can be harder than ever to trust that a seller or product is genuine. If you’re a collector, or are...

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provides online subsciption tips to help you manage your online subscriptions and avoid unauthorized charges.  Subscribe to today so you don't miss a single episode.  Sponsored by in Santa Barbara.  

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Better Business Bureau has a Naughty List with the Top 12 Scams of Christmas show art Better Business Bureau has a Naughty List with the Top 12 Scams of Christmas

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Don't let scams cut into your holiday cheer!  Listen to this podcast with warnings about the top scams this holiday season and how to avoid them.  Brought to you by and sponsored by in Santa Barbara.  

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reports that complaints about the Vehicle Service Contract Industry are on the rise and urges consumers to proceed with caution. Marketing tactics have been called into question and have been reported to be misleading. Repairs which consumers thought would be covered are frequently denied. Don't miss the important tips about Vehicle Serivice Contracts in this episode. To file a complain, visit BBB.org or visit your local BBB office.  Your Moment of Trust is sponsored by

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Do your research before buying products based on social media ads!  Before making an online purchase, recommends you google the website's name followed by the words reviews, complaints, or scams.  Here are some of the common problems and scams being reported to the BBB. 1.) Products that claim to support charities but really don't.  (Sometimes it's from a nonexistant business and your merchandise won't be delivered.)  2.)  So-called free trial offers, often with celebrity endorsements--which charge your card a hefty fee every month.  3.) Counterfeit merchandiese...

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Don't let scams cut into your holiday cheer!  Listen to this podcast with warnings about the top scams this holiday season and how to avoid them.  Brought to you by Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties and sponsored by Ayers Automotive Repairs in Santa Barbara.