WITN Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT: Cell phone held for ransom

Updated: 02/13/2015 - Many of us are addicted to our smart phones now. So imagine your screen locking up, saying you violated some federal law. You would probably take it seriously- and that is just what scammers want!
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SCAM ALERT: IRS phone scam hitting home

Updated: 01/22/2015 - Deputies phones have been ringing off the hook in Jones County with reports of this scam that all starts with a different phone ringing: yours.
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SCAM ALERT: Keeping your smart phone "healthy"

Posted: 01/15/2015 - We talk about how to keep yourself and your family healthy, but what about your smart phone? That is a New Year's resolution the Better Business Bureau wants you to take seriously so you avoid being the victim of a crook.

SCAM ALERT: Confirmation email leads to virus

Posted: 01/05/2015 - If you do any online shopping you know once you click "purchase," you can expect a confirmation email in your inbox within seconds. Scammers know that too, and they are trying to use it against you.

SCAM ALERT: Work emails with malware

Posted: 12/30/2014 - We have seen a lot of phishing email scams this year with crooks trying to gain access to your computer by tricking you in to clicking a link that is bad news for your hard drive.

SCAM ALERT: Package problem emails are phishing scams

Updated: 12/23/2014 - The Better Business Bureau wants you to be aware of a scam where crooks are sending phishing emails with fake tracking numbers claiming there is a problem with delivering your package.
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SCAM ALERT: Fake shopping sites

Posted: 12/16/2014 - A lot of us are going online for gifts this year. That means scammers are too, hoping to con you into buying from their fake site.

SCAM ALERT: Gift Card Crooks

Updated: 12/15/2014 - We know gift cards are one of the most popular gifts to stuff stockings with this year, but gift card givers beware! Scammers have found a way to drain those cards before you buy them!
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SCAM ALERT: Fake check cashing

Posted: 12/09/2014 - One scam is surfacing just in time to take advantage of the giving, holiday spirit. It may prompt people to do something nice for an acquaintance, though these soon-to-be victims likely know better.

SCAM ALERT: Free pizza, free malware

Updated: 12/08/2014 - No two words sound better together than free pizza. But beware: the hand offering to feed you is actually the one doing the biting here.

SCAM ALERT: Pre-paid debit card scammers

Posted: 11/13/2014 - While more and more people are relying on plastic rather than cash to buy things now, in store or online, some opt for a pre-paid card. But beware- scammers are out to get their hands on the money you load on those cards.

SCAM ALERT: Subscription Scammers

Posted: 10/14/2014 - If your morning paper is coming at a higher cost than normal, officials warn it may not be due to printing costs at the paper but because of scammers.

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