Reanna Smith-Hamblin http://wkyufm.org en BBB: Don't Fall Victim to Scam Promising New iPhone 5S http://wkyufm.org/post/bbb-dont-fall-victim-scam-promising-new-iphone-5s <p></p><p>The Better Business Bureau is warning Kentuckians to avoid falling for a new scam that targets those wanting the new Apple i-Phone.</p><p>A bogus email is being reported that tells recipients that they have won an iPhone 5S through a promotional drawing, in an effort to get the would-be victim’s personal information. Similar scams are&nbsp; appearing on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter</p><p>“It’s absolutely bogus," said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, with the Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, southern Indiana, and western Kentucky. "Apple is not giving away free i-Phones, i-Pads, or anything of the sort. The company is not holding promotional awards, or lotteries, or drawings. So beware—if you see something like that, you can report it to Facebook as a scam.”</p><p>Smith-Hamblin says while the Apple-related scams have so far been conducted through e-mail and social media, she warns a similar phone scam is also likely in the near future. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:11:12 +0000 Kevin Willis 37508 at http://wkyufm.org BBB: Don't Fall Victim to Scam Promising New iPhone 5S Scam Making Rounds in Listening Area Involves "Medical Alert System" http://wkyufm.org/post/scam-making-rounds-listening-area-involves-medical-alert-system <p>Some senior citizens in our listening area have been the targets of a scam involving promises of a free medical alert system.</p><p>The Better Business Bureau office that serves Louisville, southern Indiana, and western Kentucky says the scammers tell those who pick up that someone has ordered them a free medical alert system, and that the call is intended to confirm shipping instructions.</p><p>"So then the person on the line is to told to press a button to speak to a customer service representative, and that person actually asks them for their personal information, including their credit card number for shipping fees,” says Reanna Smith-Hamblin, from the Better Business Bureau.</p><p>Reanna Smith-Hamblin with the Better Business Burea says it appears the scam is originating from an automated dialing system that can place thousands of calls a day. Smith-Hamblin advises anyone getting such calls to immediately hang up the phone. Tue, 28 May 2013 19:20:57 +0000 Kevin Willis 31621 at http://wkyufm.org