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Scammers targeting small businesses

By Clip Syndicate
KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains how a small business scam also targets customers.

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KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains how a small business scam also targets customers.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6820632?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:03:19 +0000 Scammers targeting small businesses KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains how a small business scam also targets customers. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6820632?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KSPR alert... people targeting small businesses. kspr's sheena elzie explains how that could impact your wallet. :00 - :10 "they're giving lessons to toddlers at this dance studio. but it's through those dance lessons and an email that the owner says someone tried to rip them off." 35:33 "i received emails requesting choreography for a wedding." 35:48 "he wanted 2-3 hours a week choreography, it sounded really neat, nice thing." and to susan allgier that meant big business. 36:54 "i had one of the teachers contact him and set it up, and she was gonna charge him 6- hundred dollars." in exchange for his purchase, she says the man on the other end of that email, wanted her to pay for something first. 35:48 "he wanted a limousine service to bring all of the girls who were local, and would i pay for it." but to the better business bureau, that's the first sign of a scam. :50 - :58 28:11 "kinda goes back to a lot of scams we've got in the past, we promise you this if you do this first." this time he says they're targeting small business owners, and you, the customer will end up paying for it. 31:00 "that's why our pricing is so bad right now, because businesses have been hit so bad by scams." 24:13 "they're targeting those people because they know, they've got the money." susan allgier never paid that scammer. 37:25 "i just told him no and it went away." she did her research and found out, she almost got ripped off. 36:09 "a lot of the other studio owners were coming in saying that happened to me, then i found one studio owner fell for it and lost over 2- thousand dollars" 1:38 - 1:43 the better business bureau says the best thing to if you own a small business like this one is to report it, if you even think it might be a scam. in springfield, sheena elzie, kspr news. the better business bureau says other ways to keep from falling for scams is ask questions... don't make any rushed decisions... and if you really think it is legitimate, they suggest paying with a credit card so you can dispute the charges later and get your money back. a




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