RALEIGH, NC – With Valentine’s Day gone, Singles who missed out on love often begin their search for next year online. The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (www.bbb.org) warns consumers looking for love to exercise caution when using matchmaking or dating services. As the number of online dating services grows, so does the number of scammers scheming to take money from unsuspecting consumers. Scammers seek out and target human nature.
RALEIGH, NC – Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (www.bbb.org) urges consumers to be cautious when searching job listings through online classified sites.
BBB has received an increase in inquiries about employment opportunities seeking to obtain financial and personal information from applicants who respond to job postings on sites including Craigslist and Monster.com. According to consumers, the opportunities looked legitimate at first; however, after several email correspondences with the alleged company, they were directed to a link and prompted to enter their credit card and bank account information.
RALEIGH, NC – Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (www.bbb.org) warns consumers to beware of pop-ups they receive after making purchases online. The pop-ups are known as post transaction marketing and are technically legal, but deceptive and even harmful to consumers.
RALEIGH, NC - Online shopping has made it more convenient for consumers to shop from home for gifts for the holidays in addition to everyday items. Unfortunately, along with the convenience of online shopping comes possible scams and an abundance of businesses to purchase from that may be untrustworthy.
One online store BBB ( Better Business Bureau )warns consumers about in their November Consumer Alerts is ThePerchStore.net. ThePerchStore.net is an online pet supply store claiming to be located at a Raleigh address. The store sells items including cages, cleaning supplies, and toys on their Web site.