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When it’s Not Really the Government Calling

Apr 20, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
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Lots of people are having trouble sleeping, thanks to the pandemic and all the parts of our lives it’s affecting. And it doesn’t help when you get a call saying you owe the government money. Oh, and, they add, you’ll go to jail if you don’t pay up immediately. That’s a scam, and nothing to lose...

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Fake Price Offers Don't Pay

Apr 19, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article

The pandemic has caused financial distress because of lost jobs, income, and homes, and emotional distress because of social isolation. This week, during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), we want your help to reach people who might be a bit cut off from their social network. The FTC...

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Fake Calls from Apple and Amazon

Dec 4, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
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We are receiving reports from members about fake calls from Apple and Amazon trying to scam them. The FTC has an article out describing these scams and providing information on what you should do. For the most part, just hang up and ignore, but view the article from the FTC here for more...

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"Email Account" Scam Alert

Dec 4, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
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We are getting reports of members that are receiving email notifications from what looks like "BCT Support" that are fraudulent. The messages in general will say your "Email Account is near Capacity" or your "Inbox is full" and ask for your username, password or other personal information. BCT...

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SCAM ALERT

By Conner Williams

Dec 4, 2019 | posted by Jason Nugent
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While it may be the season of giving, some gifts can sound too good to be true. A BCT member alerted us of a text message scam in which the scammer(s) pose as Beaver Creek Telephone Company and ask users to complete a survey to win an iPhone 11. It claims to have randomly selected a user by...

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