Scams- BBB Says Huge Problem In the Area - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Scams- BBB Says Huge Problem In the Area

You could be out thousands of dollars if you fall for a scam that's spreading through the area like wildfire.

The Better Business Bureau says scam artists will send you a check with a letter telling you, you won a lottery. They tell you to deposit the check and then send them money to pay for fees and taxes.  After that they are supposed to mail you your winnings. They never do, plus the check they sent you bounces.   BBB officials say the checks look real but are fake.  They say if you get one in the mail rip it up and throw it away or call the BBB at 379-6222.

There is another scam continuing to affect people in the area.  A Borger women speaks out today after she says her father came very close to becoming a scam victim. Crystal Bassham says they told him tele-marketers took money from his bank account and they wanted to put it back.  Bassham says the criminals had hoped he would give them his bank account information so they could take his money. The BBB says never give out any personal information over the phone.

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Amarillo drivers may see fewer one-way streets downtown

    Amarillo drivers may see fewer one-way streets downtown

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:29:07 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Drivers in downtown Amarillo could soon be dealing with fewer one-way streets. It all has to do with the parking garages going up on Buchanan Street. Cars will need to exit right and left on 7th and 8th Avenues, and right now it's against city ordinance to turn left out of any parking garage in the city. That will cause some problems when people try to exit the new parking garage onto, well, any street surrounding it. The city believes the solution to this problem, along with gett...

    Drivers in downtown Amarillo could soon be dealing with fewer one-way streets. It all has to do with the parking garages going up on Buchanan Street. Cars will need to exit right and left on 7th and 8th Avenues, and right now it's against city ordinance to turn left out of any parking garage in the city. That will cause some problems when people try to exit the new parking garage onto, well, any street surrounding it. The city believes the solution to this problem, along with gett...

  • WT unveils upgraded news studio

    WT unveils upgraded news studio

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:58:06 GMT

    West Texas A&M University (WT) spent $235,000 on upgrading its old studio from standard definition to high definition.

    West Texas A&M University (WT) spent $235,000 on upgrading its old studio from standard definition to high definition.

  • Fritch Police Chief Houston Gass has big plans for department

    Fritch Police Chief Houston Gass has big plans for department

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-04-25 23:22:05 GMT
    Source:KFDASource:KFDA

    New plans are in store for Fritch, as a new Police Chief begins his first day on the job.

    New plans are in store for Fritch, as a new Police Chief begins his first day on the job.

Powered by Frankly