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BBB Upstate SC, FTC hold free webinars for businesses and consumers on avoiding coronavirus scams

The Better Business Bureau® “BBB” of Upstate South Carolina and the Federal Trade Commission are inviting businesses and consumers across the Upstate to join in and learn how to avoid becoming victims of scams related to the novel coronavirus.

“This partnership with the FTC is a great opportunity to give Upstate business owners and consumers expert insight into the various schemes that are out there,” said Vee Daniel, President/CEO of BBB of the Upstate. “Scammers are quick to adapt during crisis situations, and new opportunities to steal money are popping up by the day. We want to help our community protect their identity and their financial resources during these trying times.”

Two free webinars will be held, one on April 22, 2020 at 11 AM for small businesses and another on April 27, 2020 at 11 AM for consumers. These virtual events will be hosted by leadership from BBB of the Upstate and led by a representative of the FTC.

Topics covered will include:

  • How scammers come up with their enticing offers
  • Various types of COVID-19 scams
  • Questions to ask yourself if you suspect you may have been contacted by a scammer
  • Information on the FTC & BBB’s approach to dealing with scammers

Click here to register for the April 22 webinar for businesses.

Click here to register for the April 27 webinar for consumers.

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More information on upcoming webinars and virtual events can be found on the BBB Upstate SC website.

About Better Business Bureau (BBB)
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Most BBB services to consumers are free of charge. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org. BBB Serving Upstate, South Carolina was founded in 1983 and serves 10 counties, including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit bbb.org.

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