BBB Warns of Holiday Scams

Dec 19, 2013

Regardless of how you’re shopping this holiday season, the  Better Business Bureau reminds you that you should never send a money transfer to someone you haven’t met in person.

Jim Hegarty, CEO and BBB President, says it’s also not a good idea to give the security information off a green dot money pack to a stranger. 

He says during this holiday season there are a lot of pop-ups, bogus websites and phony emails that are offering many deals that seem too good to be true. 

So how do you know if you’re being scammed?   

"This is a partnership we developed with Western Union.  It’s our BBB scam stopper and we try to keep it refreshed with the most up to date issues and concerns that we are seeing affecting the marketplace.  These schemes and scams that are being perpetrated often by offshore organized crime groups are evolving all the time and really advancing very significantly in terms of their sophistication.”

To check for potential scams at any time of the year, the website is