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Beware the H-E-B Facebook Scam
You see a lot of special promotions on Facebook and other social media all the time but, are they really legit? Recently one popped up that promised a $200 voucher to 1,000 customers of the H-E-B grocery chain. The 'promotion' was supposedly in celebration of the store's birthday...
“Police” Phone Scam Hits Port Lavaca
You've probably heard about scammers calling people claiming to be from the IRS or some other government agency in attempts to get them to pay money, usually via a prepaid card or money gram. While that ought to raise a red flag in and of itself, scammers are using an app that spoofs the caller…
Scam Alert: Bogus Nonprofit Door-to-Door Solicitations
If someone comes to your door asking for donations for the nonprofit organization Christ's Kitchen, do not give them any money. In fact, you should call the police a report them.
That from the organization, where Executive Director Trish Hastings says the organization would never solicit donatio…
Victoria Beware: Another Scammer on the Loose
We've heard the story before, a scammer calls an unsuspecting person and tries to convince them that they are in in some kind of legal trouble they knew nothing about, and they need to arrange payment right away, usually through a prepaid debit card...
Beware of This One Word Scam
The FCC is warning consumers about a brand new scam that is hooking consumers with just one word: YES. According the FCC, the call opens with a person or recoding saying: "Can you hear me?"  When you respond 'yes,' and that's all it takes for you to get sca…
Victoria Business Owners, Beware the OSHA Scam
Has your business been visited by someone claiming to be from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lately? If so, you may have been the victim of an attempted scam.
According to a press release from the Victoria Police Department, there are reports of  fraudulent activity involvin…
Jury Duty Scam Alive & Well in Victoria
We hear about all kinds of scams these days as unscrupulous people attempt to con you out of your money. Here's a new one that the Better Business Bureau has brought to our attention involving jury duty. Here's what the official press release had to say.

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