Jessica Buczkowski saw a really good price online for a popular insulated Yeti cup that she wanted. She didn’t ask herself why the price was so much lower than everyone else’s. If she had, perhaps this story would not have been necessary. “Two months is too long to wait for my Yeti refund”
Bradford Roberts was cheated out of $356. That’s what he paid for a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card with a face value of $400. But when he tried to use the card, he learned he had purchased a fraudulent gift card. He’s angry with Bed Bath & Beyond and has been making threats to the company. Now he wants our advocates to join him on his quest. “This guy is making threats to the wrong company!”
You probably already know that there are all sorts of scams against the elderly out there. Crooks have discovered that this group is quite vulnerable.
But this scam might be a new one for you.
“A “Free” health screening wasn’t free. Now she owes a medical bill!”
If someone called you on the phone and asked for your social security number, your address, and the correct spelling of your name, would you provide the information? It may be hard to believe, but scammers figure Medicare recipients can be tricked into doing so with their latest telephone scam. But they have to hurry. “Scammers are hurrying to beat a new identity theft protection measure”
You’ve found the perfect vacation rental. The owner asks you to pay via wire transfer. Should you do it? Meir Hurwitz, of Brooklyn, N.Y., did, and now he’s out nearly $17,000.
He’s not the first to be taken in by a vacation rental fraud and likely won’t be the last. Over the years this site has carried many stories warning about vacation rental scams. Many of those involved wire transfers. “Pay for your vacation rental with a wire transfer? Yes, but not this way”