Better Business Bureau cautions against online charity scammers

In the face of national disasters such as the recent Haitian earthquake and humanitarian crises resulting from the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, many Americans feel one way to help is to give to charitable organizations.

Unfortunately, these events also provide opportunities for scammers.

Cleveland Better Business Bureau President and CEO Sue McConnell, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what to look out for when evaluating a charity and how to spot charity scammers. Continue reading

Travelers beware: Scammers ramping up efforts as Americans go on vacation

With the COVID-19 pandemic subsiding, Americans are getting comfortable going to live music events, sporting events and traveling. Scammers however are taking advantage of this eagerness to be more active.

The Better Business Bureau works to snuff out scams before they can grab hold of unknowing consumers. Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss post-pandemic scams. Continue reading

Scams on the rise as American’s return to normal life

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, Americans are beginning to travel and participate in the economy on a larger scale. This has opened many people up to scams, especially in the travel and funeral industries.

The Better Business Bureau works to limit the amount of people who fall victim to these scams by warning consumers. Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to warn listeners about some current scams. Continue reading

COVID-19 vaccine scams develop as vaccine rollout progresses

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in new spending habits and more, including unemployment and a vaccine. All three of these have become targets of scammers.

An expert on such scams is Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell, who joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to highlight these scams and warn listeners who may not be aware. Continue reading