If you get a call from a "Better Business Bureau investigator" asking for money, you should hang up the phone immediately. That's exactly the call one consumer received. In fact, she got several of them a day. Fortunately she knew what to do.
It is safe to say that next phone call you get will not be from your local BBB. It's the latest scheme to get your cash. Here's what you might hear according to Paula Stallard of the BBB:
"I am with BBB, I am an investigator. The government is going to seize your assets unless you give me this information, your bank information basically."
The BBB sounded the alarm after a woman called them about it.
She didn't want to talk on camera but told the BBB that the fake investigator wanted nearly $500.