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The BBB Warns of Scams and Counterfeit Cubs and Blackhawks Tickets

If you're suspicious about an offer you've seen for great seats at a Cubs game or a Blackhawks playoff game, there's a good reason you should be. Scammers are looking to take your money--and leave you with a worthless counterfeit ticket.

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Be Wary of the Words “Can You Hear Me,” Because It Might be a Scammer

It seems that every time we turn around, there's some new phone or email scam working its way across the country. Scammers are always looking for a new angle on liberating as much of your hard-earned money from your pocket as they can. This scam is particularly tricky.

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The BBB Warns of Valentine’s Day Scams

Another day, another occasion, another group of scam artists looking to separate you from the cash in your wallet. The Better Business Bureau is warning you to be on the lookout.

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DeKalb: Home of the Huskies. But also the "Barbed Wire Capital of the World"
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Morning Headlines: Friday, October 9

Thursday Evening Classes at NIU Canceled Due to Bomb Threat

Rockford University Launches Fundraiser

Winnebago County Board cuts no-bid spending limits amid investigation

Better Business Bureau warns of scams amid Cubs first playoff win in 12 years

South Bell School Road Closed Through November

YWCA announces changes to name and programming

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BBB: Be on Guard Against Weather Rip-Offs

It happens every year, and now, after last night's horrific tornadoes, you could find yourself the target of home repair scammers.

From the Better Business Bureau (BBB):

The first of what could be many days of severe weather this spring and summer brought with it tornados, high winds, and hail...

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BBB Alerts Seniors To Scammers Offering ‘Free’ Services and Medication

It seems as if there's always someone around the corner looking to take your money or steal your personal information via unscrupulous means

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BBB Warns of Fake U.S. Postal Service Emails

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a new scam involving fake emails supposedly from the U.S. Postal Service.

Officials say scammers are disguising themselves in the hopes of accessing your personal information

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