Real Estate Email Scams Soaring, As Scammers Con Victims Into Wiring Money; 'It's Evil'The Better Business Bureau is warning about a dramatic rise in real estate email scams, with losses soaring from $360 million in 2016 to $1.3 billion last year.
Photo Booth Company Is A No-Show After Being Paid And Contracted For Woman's Birthday PartyAnd just days before the party, the company called to confirm the venue location. It's even printed correctly on the invoice, but when CBS 2 asked the company for answers, the head of booking said, "We showed up at a different place. That's the reason we didn't show up."
DEFENDERS, A Home Security Company With 1,600 Complaints, Maintained Highest Better Business Bureau RatingA six-month CBS 2 investigation found serious questions about the practices of ADT’s largest authorized dealer.
Gravestone Company Buried In Customer Complaints"I'm sorry if my eyes are watery. I'm tired of going through a whole lot of problems for this."
Debit Card Fraud Leaves Chicago Woman In The ColdA few months ago King was the victim of fraud. Her prepaid government issued Direct Express debit card, which includes her monthly disability check for $1,046 was hit.
BBB: Beware Of Dubious Donation Sites For Hurricane Michael VictimsWatch out for charities that don't already have staff in the affected areas as they may not be able to provide immediate assistance.
3 Women File Lawsuit Against House Of Brides, Never Receive DressesThree women filed a lawsuit against House of Brides after the company took their order and money, but never delivered their bridesmaid dresses.
Better Business Bureau Warns About Common Tax ScamsThe Better Business Bureau has received thousands of complaints over the years about tax preparers, ranging from honest mistakes to outright scams.
Chicago and Northern Illinois' BBB Releases List Of Top Scams In 2017The Better Business Bureau said scammers used a different tactic most often last year to try and steal your money or identity.
Holiday Shopping Tips From The Better Business Bureau; 'The Big Print Giveth, And The Little Print Will Taketh Away'Better Business Bureau of Chicago CEO Steve Bernas has a few reminders before you swipe that credit card.
Puppy Sale Scammers Steal Thousands From Online ShoppersAccording to a new report by the Better Business Bureau, at least 80 percent of the results from a Google search for puppy sales are part of a scheme.
2 Investigators: Ailing Senior Tricked In Mortgage Modification ScamThe con artists find their targets by trolling public real estate web sites to see who's behind on their mortgage or facing foreclosure. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Don't Fall For Scammers When Donating To Harvey ReliefThe Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is warning consumers that scammers can use emergencies, like Hurricane Harvey, as an opportunity to take people's money.
A Warning To Lolla Fans: Beware Fake Wrist BandsThe massive concert event in Chicago is coming next weekend. So, too, are scams targeting music lovers. WBBM's Audrina Bigos reports.
Storm-Chasing Scammers "Come Out Of The Woodwork" To Prey On Flood Victims“They take advantage of the consumers who are in dire need of getting their houses fixed,” Better Business Bureau CEO Steve Bernas said.