Tag: better business bureau

Jimmy Patronis Shares Tips on Avoiding Holiday Scams

At the end of last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis reminded Floridians to stay alert and beware of scams during the holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays celebrated around this time...

Ashley Moody Warns Floridians About Text Message Scam

This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody warned Floridians about an emerging text message scam offering a ‘free gift’ for paying a bill on time. The Better Business Bureau details recent reports of this scheme...

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians About Scam Websites Promising to Help Ukraine

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned Floridians about the pitfalls of crowdfunding websites like “GoFundMe” being used to host online charity scams related to the Ukrainian War. With nearly 1,400 Ukraine...

Jimmy Patronis, BBB Warn of Text Message Scams

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis highlighted a recent article by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) that is advising consumers to beware of text message scams. Recently, scammers have been impersonating well-known...

Ashley Moody Warns of Back to School Scams

With the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ending on Monday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians that scammers may target parents and students preparing for the return to school. More students will be back...

Ashley Moody Warns About Surfside Building Collapse Scams

While no charity fraud complaints have been filed with the Attorney General's Office at this time, Moody offered a reminder to anyone donating to the victims of the Surfside building collapse to remain alert and on guard against scammers looking to exploit this disaster for personal gain.

Ashley Moody Warns Floridians of COVID-19 Survey Scam

The COVID-19 vaccine survey scam reportedly involves messages from scammers impersonating relatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccine providers or other sources. The content of the messages may offer reward money or prizes for filling out the phony survey after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by the Department of Justice.

Jimmy Patronis Warns About Online Dating Scams

The Better Business Bureau warns that online dating sites have reported a surge in activity the days before Valentine’s Day, as many singles use technology to find a match.

Jimmy Patronis Warns Florida Consumers About COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), consumers may notice an increase in suspicious texts or emails claiming to have information about the vaccine in exchange for personal information.

Jimmy Patronis Warns About Scams on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season that occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In 2019, Americans gave an estimated $1.9 billion to charities in the United States.

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians About Scams During International Fraud Awareness Week

The CFO also encouraged consumers to track and report the latest fraud and scam tactics in their communities by using the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker. In partnership with Patronis' "Fraud Free Florida" initiative, the BBB’s online Scam Tracker tool includes an interactive map to help keep Floridians informed of local fraud trends and emerging scams in their area.

Jimmy Patronis Warns of Scams on Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day is a two-day online sales event that provides Amazon customers various discounts on a variety of products. To protect consumers while they shop online, Patronis encouraged consumers to follow tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for safe online shopping.