Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2012 Hot Topics!
1. Beware of a scam using the Reader’s Digest name. The sweepstakes scam comes with an official looking letter and check telling the recipient they won a large sum of money. When consumers call a phone number on the letter, they are urged to deposit the check and wire money for insurance and fees on the prize. The check is fake, and you will owe the bank the money.