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Better Business Bureau - IMPOSTER Reports & Reviews (23)

• Aug 04, 2022

Victim Location 90001
Type of a scam Government Grant

This individual started off with this.

"Good Evening, My name is John Williams, The online director of the Better Business Bureau.. in collaboration with face book compensation imposed by the United State Government. The Cash Funding program as over 70 billion USD available for Funding for the world lucky winners. I Would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of Directors/Trustees as one of the final recipients of a cash compensation claim. Are You Ready To Proceed ?"

I happen to live in Australia where we don't have the BBB.

Unfortunately your drop down menus only allow for American locations.

He is threatening to send the Bureaus lawyer after me who goes by the name of Frederick wallace smith.

The phone number provided belongs to a totally different person .

Does any such compensation program actually exist?

• Sep 08, 2021

Victim Location 94531
Total money lost $50
Type of a scam Identity Theft

I was contacted by a woman by the name of Jessica Tomas who said she was an employee of the better business bureau and she could help get back money that was previously stolen from me, she asked for several different amounts of money that I couldn’t send so she instead hacked my Instagram account changing my password, phone number and email associated with my account, after changing my information she started reaching out to people on my contact list pretending to be me attempting to get them to send her money to so called flip it and get them more money I’ve had several people contact me about this issue, I have also been reaching out to Instagram about the situation and haven’t received a response back it’s going on 4 weeks now and I’m still unable to access anything please help me stop this scammer from any further damage! Thank you

Victim Location 95448
Type of a scam Phishing

Unknown, left messages a then after returning call which went to voice mail. He called my cell phone though that was never given to him.

Victim Location 53820
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

I received an email which is copied below. I received an email a few days prior stating that a case was going to be opened.

I got a phone call saying I had won 2.5 Million from Publishers Clearing House and to press 1. I pressed 1 and got a recording saying " you have reached David Sears voicemail please leave a message"! If I could get my hands on him he would not be able to dial another phone number!


Victim Location 23321
Type of a scam Phishing

On Nov.25,2019, we had a message on our phone from BBB,allegedly.It was stated that the govt. was doing refunds from the US Treasury for scams from cybercrimes that we may have had. We were instructed to call this number concerning this.It was 680-666-1178.Of course,we did not call it. The call said it was coming from Seneca Falls,NY. Again,the number that they called from was 315-745-2636.

Victim Location 76458
Type of a scam Phishing

A lady called stating she was with the and wanted to speak to the owner of a business we had several years ago. I asked what I could help her with and she said she wanted to update information in the system. I quickly stated the business hasn’t been in business for approximately 3 years and she started stuttering and said oh ok, and stated she would make note....and hung up.

Victim Location 54915
Type of a scam Phishing

after writing a complaint on BBB I got an email a few days later saying I owe money. The letter says:"Thank you for your comments. You do have a text message plan on your account and it's $5 a month....Without the text plan the charges would be $20 plus taxes...."Feel free to contact BBB with any questions or concerns" and it is signed "Better Business Bureau Northwest" with an email address of [email protected] The 1-800 number is an Italian Couns. 800-686-4460

Victim Location 77461
Type of a scam Phishing

Email, purportedly, from the Better Business Bureau advising of a complaint against our company ... they just address it to "Business Owner". No phone numbers, addresses ... only a link to click to see the complaint. I did not click on it, but that is the lure to get someone to click the link.

Victim Location 94561
Type of a scam Identity Theft

I was contacted by someone on the phone claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau, stating they we had been scammed by a computer tech business in the past and they were going to give me a refund. I was very skeptical but did do what they asked me to do on my laptop. They would tell me that it was illegal for them to take control of my computer but I could see the mouse moving around to do commands, when I asked them about this they said it was an automated program by Microsoft. While I was talking to them I got on my tablet and typed in Google "Better Business Bureau scam my computer tech". It did come up so while I was talking to this man I took the battery out of my laptop and told him that our conversation was done that I checked and found out I was being scammed. He asked me if I had touched my computer, when he realized he no longer had control over my computer he told me it was to late that they had already gotten all my passwords & info they needed from my computer. I hung up the phone and immediately called our bank putting a stop on any internet access to our account. I was advised to come down and close all accounts, get new atm & credit cards. Also to have my computer checked for malicious software they had added. What a pain, but I was the stupid one who let them have remote access to my laptop. Now I have to set all new passwords. On my computer.

Victim Location 54421
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A man called saying he was with the better business bureau and I won something. then I cut him off, telling him I"m with the bbb (even though I'm not). Then he got mad and started swearing. then he thought I hung up and was talking to someone and said, "did I screw that up"? He did call back and then he said he was going to bomb my house and *** my daughters. then I hung up again!

Victim Location 95407
Type of a scam Phishing

This person by the name of Heather, is calling my business stating she’s from bbb, and that there is complaints on my business and to give her my business license and to pay for the complaints, then calls me back stating she would like a movers to assist her, please be aware..

Victim Location 23513
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received calls from (901)402-5631 from tech support person stating that they are the BBB offering refunds for Microsoft Tech Support. BBB is not a tech support company.

Victim Location 94607
Type of a scam Phishing

i was contacted by someone stating they were from BBB, they told me that if i was affected by the Microsoft tech scam to please call back so BBB can issue them a refund.

Victim Location 53066
Type of a scam Credit Cards

I received a call from somebody claiming to be with the They gave a name, but I wasn't able to understand, as the connection was very poor. He informed me that one of my cards (without providing any portion of the card number) had been charged over $500 from overseas. The person called me from two phones, the numbers being 650-731-7844 and 844-850-9552. With him still on the line, I checked my accounts on my bank's website and advised him that I didn't see any charge; his excuse was that the charges had not been authorized yet. I took time during the call to look up scams like this, and lo and behold, there is a report on the BBB website detailing situations like mine to a T. I told him that I suspected that he was scamming me and asked him to provide proof that he wasn't. In response, he ended the call.

I called him back at both numbers several times and managed to reach him. When I introduced myself, he hung up. I believe his direct number is 650-731-7844.

Victim Location 83703
Type of a scam Phishing

Consumer received a call from a person who stated they worked for the BBB and the phone number came up as it was registered to the Federal Government. They are unsure as to if it was a man or a woman, it did not appear that English was their first language.

Victim Location 96701
Type of a scam Credit Cards

Woman with perhaps an Indian accent claimed to be from the BBB regarding a new law regarding a "Flat Rate Fee" for credit card transactions. When asked why someone from Atlantic City, NJ is calling rather than our local office she said "they're handling the territory". She then asked for email address and full name - I hung up.

I then tried to contact the local BBB number but no one picked up and I was disconnected.

When the number was searched on Google, there were multiple claims of the number as a known scam number.

(609) 225-5799

Victim Location 34243
Type of a scam Tech Support

caller claimed to be from BBB refund department and wanted to refund money on a computor repair in 2015. Never had any work done on computer. Gave me call back number which would have rung back to the scammers.

Victim Location 54902
Type of a scam Employment

email claiming to be from BBB about fair labor standards act.  It's a scam. 

Victim Location 21702
Type of a scam Phishing

This email has been automatically sent to you because BBB has received an abuse, claiming that your company is violating the The Safety and Health Act.

You can download the text file with the explication of compliant by following the link ***

We also ask that you send a short answer in 48 hours to us. This message should contain information about what you intend to do about it.

Important note:

When replying to us, leave the compliant ID "Incident:1532959456498:431" native in the subject line.

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