Scammers using "Better Business Bureau" name to lure
KENNEWICK, Wash.—Scammers are now using the Better Business Bureau to scam you out of your money.
You may have received an e-mail from Better.Business.Bureau@gala.net that says, "MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR." They claim the BBB will pay you $200 a week to rent advertising space on your car and $400 up front. All you have to do is cover your car with BBB auto wrap. Then they ask for your personal information including address, phone numbers and even bank account numbers.
"They're trying to add credibility to their scamming by using the BBB, and they not only target the BBB but chambers and established businesses," says Norma Miller, Better Business Bureau.
Miller says this isn't the first time scammers have used this trick, and if it's still out there, that means it's working.
To protect yourself, if you receive the e-mail don't click on any links or open attachments and never give out your personal information.