Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s April 2013 Hot Topics!
1. Prepaid Debit Card Scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer’s power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card’s number and PIN. Don’t fall for this scam!