Better Business Bureaus warns of local scam
Thursday, December 13, 2012 4:49 AM
LIMA - The BBB has been receiving reports that a man described as being about 5 foot 4 inches tall, brown hair, blue eyes, Caucasian, and in his late thirties is soliciting funds for an eight year old girl suffering from cancer.The man has approached businesses and individuals alike saying the money is to be used to pay for this girl's treatment. The girls family says he does not represent them in any way and are unaware of his activities.
Anyone approached by this man should report it to their local law enforcement agency.
The BBB also is getting reports of emails being sent to consumers that appear to have come from Time-Warner, suggesting that there is a problem with their billing and they should fill out the enclosed form (which asks confidential financial questions) and return it.
This email is not from Time Warner, they do not contact customers in this way for any rea
In another related matter, consumers are reporting they are receiving phone calls supposedly from Micro Soft claiming there is a problem with their computer and are then giving instructions from the caller on how to correct it. The motivation is to hack into the victim's computer and steal information and data. Do not do what the caller says...Micro Soft does not contact customers in this fashion.