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BBB Alert: Emergency email from friend or foe?
This scam has been publicized on TV and several variations have been recently circulated. Also known as the grandparents scam, the foremost feature of the scam is a friend or family member who sends an email about a financial dilemma they are facing while travelling. The common thread of these scams is the request for funds to be wired immediately to the traveler so that they may extricate themselves from the problem. Frighteningly, the email below was actually signed by a good friend of the recipient. Sharing personal information through social networking or other searchable sites could provide the source. The awkward wording is another red flag.
The Annual Meeting of Accredited Businesses of the Better Business Bureau of Des Moines, Inc., dba: Better Business Bureau serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities, Siouxland Region and the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation, Inc. will be:
November 15, 2010 at 11:45 a.m.
Lunch will be served- $20.00. Reservations are required. Please call the AB line at 515-243-5027 for additional information or to make a reservation.
The Embassy Club,
801 Grand- 40th Floor
Des Moines, IA. 50309
All BBB Accredited Businesses are welcome.