17 episodes

Rick Walz from The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana joins Tommie Lee each week for a slightly deeper dive on the Scam Of The Week segment heard on 953 MNC, MNC Nation, and other Federated Media stations each week. Every week focuses on a scam being reported in northern Indiana, or a related event.

Scam Of The Week Podcasts By Federated Media

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Rick Walz from The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana joins Tommie Lee each week for a slightly deeper dive on the Scam Of The Week segment heard on 953 MNC, MNC Nation, and other Federated Media stations each week. Every week focuses on a scam being reported in northern Indiana, or a related event.

    Student loan relief scams take advantage of recent headlines

    Student loan relief scams take advantage of recent headlines

    Tommie Lee and VP/COO Jan Diaz of the BBB of Northern Indiana talk about scammers jumping quickly at the opportunity to exploit recent Biden administration moves to forgive student loans.

    Report suspicious, confusing, or misleading ads to BBB Ad Truth or report a scam with BBB ScamTracker.

    If you have lost money, report it to FTC at Report Fraud.FTC.gov

    For more information on consumer tips, visit BBB.org. If you spot a scam, whether you have lost money or not, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your story can help other consumers avoid similar scams.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    Scammers take advantage of disaster relief

    Scammers take advantage of disaster relief

    Tommie Lee and Rick Walz with the BBB of Northern Indiana discuss scammers who sweep in after a disaster to take advantage of those who offer a helping hand, as well as those victims who need one.

    Report suspicious, confusing, or misleading ads to BBB Ad Truth or report a scam with BBB ScamTracker.

    If you have lost money, report it to FTC at Report Fraud.FTC.gov

    For more information on consumer tips, visit BBB.org. If you spot a scam, whether you have lost money or not, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your story can help other consumers avoid similar scams.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 4 min
    When the job offer is too good to be true...for a reason

    When the job offer is too good to be true...for a reason

    Tommie Lee and Rick Walz with the BBB of Northern Indiana discuss the recent rise in reported fake employment offers, and how to keep from falling for a job offer that isn't real.

    Report suspicious, confusing, or misleading ads to BBB Ad Truth or report a scam with BBB ScamTracker.

    If you have lost money, report it to FTC at Report Fraud.FTC.gov

    For more information on consumer tips, visit BBB.org. If you spot a scam, whether you have lost money or not, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your story can help other consumers avoid similar scams.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 4 min
    Our special guest beats the bank scammer

    Our special guest beats the bank scammer

    Tommie Lee and Rick Walz with the BBB of Northern Indiana talk with Joe, a tech-savvy consumer who was targeted by a fake bank message and nearly saw his trust in that message cost him dearly. 

    Fortunately, Joe was able to avoid losing any money...but he had to act fast. He tells us how he was able to work with his bank to fight back, and the difficulties that have come about since the attack on his account.

    Report suspicious, confusing, or misleading ads to BBB Ad Truth or report a scam with BBB ScamTracker.

    If you have lost money, report it to FTC at Report Fraud.FTC.gov

    For more information on consumer tips, visit BBB.org. If you spot a scam, whether you have lost money or not, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your story can help other consumers avoid similar scams.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    The April 8th Eclipse in Indiana

    The April 8th Eclipse in Indiana

    President & CEO Rick Walz of the BBB for Northern Indiana talks with Tommie Lee about the upcoming solar eclipse in Indiana, and how scammers are looking to take advantage of it..

    Report suspicious, confusing, or misleading ads to BBB Ad Truth or report a scam with BBB ScamTracker.

    If you have lost money, report it to FTC at Report Fraud.FTC.gov

    IdentityTheft.gov has resources on protecting you identity.

    For more information on consumer tips, visit BBB.org. If you spot a scam, whether you have lost money or not, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your story can help other consumers avoid similar scams.

    Have a thought or a comment about this or any episode of The Scam of the Week? We encourage your feedback at tlee@federatedmedia.com.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    Fake Publishers Clearing House scams are on the rise

    Fake Publishers Clearing House scams are on the rise

    President & CEO Rick Walz of the BBB for Northern Indiana talks with Tommie Lee about reports of fake sweepstakes scams that can come on the phone, in the mail, or over email. This is how to protect yourself from losing money.

    Report suspicious, confusing, or misleading ads to BBB Ad Truth or report a scam with BBB ScamTracker.

    If you have lost money, report it to FTC at Report Fraud.FTC.gov

    IdentityTheft.gov has resources on protecting you identity.

    For more information on consumer tips, visit BBB.org. If you spot a scam, whether you have lost money or not, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your story can help other consumers avoid similar scams.

    Have a thought or a comment about this or any episode of The Scam of the Week? We encourage your feedback at tlee@federatedmedia.com.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min

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