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Scammers Promise to Nix Negative Reviews For a Fee

Consumers are relying on online reviews to buy gifts this holiday season and scammers are looking to cash in. If you're a business owner be sure to not fall victim to this scam promising to get rid of negative reviews for a small fee.

Posted: Dec 14, 2020 9:25 AM

A lot of businesses are devoting more time on to online presence this year due to the pandemic and many consumers are relying on reviews to purchase goods or services. Negative reviews could turn buyers away so scammers are promising to delete them in exchange for a small fee.

Every Monday Oana Schneider with the Tristate Better Business Bureau joins 44News This Morning to discuss what we need to look out for. This time the concern is for business owners who, if not careful, could fall victim to this scam. Schneider says the Tristate BBB received a email promising this very thing, as she explains you should not respond!

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The Tri-State is about to witness a metric ton of change over the next 36 hours or so, but before we get to the meat of the forecast let's focus on the hearer and the now - after seeing an absolutely gorgeous start to the work week with afternoon highs nearing the 70° mark and little to no cloud cover, clear skies will linger through the evening ahead and into tomorrow morning as temperature gradually dwindle into the upper 30s and low 40s area-wide. We'll fall to 42° in Evansville setting the stage for yet another mild, albeit far less quiet Tuesday ahead.
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