The BBB of Acadiana is alerting Acadiana residents to scam utility collections calls and emails using fear tactics to scam residents.
BBB of Acadiana has received calls reporting scammers claiming to be with several Acadiana utilities, including Lafayette Utilities Systems (LUS), SLEMCO, Cleco and Entergy.
The scammers are... more »
As of this morning, their have been numerous calls to the BBB concerning local businesses receiving 20 to 50 emails which state, "...the BBB has received several complaints concerning unauthorized transactions from private bank accounts to a corporate account." This is an attempt at identity theft and is a crime.... more »
An old but common scam is hitting Acadiana...KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with one of the victims and has tips on how to protect yourself and your pocket book.
"I felt violated." Ashley foster is a victim of the latest scam to hit Acadiana. Officials with the Lafayette Sheriff's... more »
Even if you're choosy about which ATMs you use, you can still become a victim of identity thieves who place seamless devices on machines to steal debit card information. ATM skimming is a growing problem and the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana recommends consumers take a few steps to protect... more »
The holidays are just around corner and just one of the scams consumers are faced with is Charity Fraud and scams. With ever-rising costs, the loss of government funding, and an increasing demand for their services, charities are responding by asking for larger contributions from more donors--and they're asking more... more »
Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
BBB Advises Donors on How to Vet Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals Not All Charities are equipped to help and Some Might be Fraudulent, Warns BBB
As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, many Americans are looking for ways... more »
The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana celebrating 35 years of local service has announced their 17th Annual Awards Program Awards to be held on October 29, 2009. At this year's event Mr. Joey Durel, Lafayette City/ Parish President, will be our guest speaker. Mr. Durel is certainly no stranger to... more »