Tuesday, September 1, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
Lost: Small black/white tortoise shell cat, 1-1/2 years old, Aug. 8, Country Hills area, La Vernia, friendly, "Cinnamon" but responds to "Kitty," rhinestone collar w/bell, shots, spayed. Reward! 210-725-8082.

VideoFound: Male dog in Eagle Creek, with collar no tags, clean and healthy, very friendly, non aggressive. Call if he's yours, 210-844-1951. 
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

F&W Electrical is now hiring journeyman, backhoe operators, and laborers. Apply at 6880 U.S. Hwy. 181 N., Floresville, Monday-Friday, 8-5. 830-393-0083. EOE.
Caregivers needed. Call 830-431-2389. 
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Scam Central


Fraudulent phone calls luring victims from their homes




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
September 27, 2011 | 1,721 views | 3 comments

BBB cautions consumers to confirm calls before leaving home

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be wary of unsolicited calls claiming they have won gift cards from local stores. The scam is meant to lure people away from their homes, giving burglars the opportunity to break in.

Consumers will receive a call from someone alleging to be from a local store. The unknown caller claims the consumer has won a gift card and asks the consumer to come to the store and claim his or her prize.

When the consumers arrive at the store to claim the prize, they find out that there is no gift card and there never was. Once they return home, they discover their house has been burglarized.

BBB recommends the following tips to protect you from becoming a victim:

· Ask questions. Callers should identify who they are, who they work for and how you supposedly won the prize. Generally, you cannot win a prize if you have not entered a contest.

· Be cautious of unknown callers. If someone calls stating you have “won” or been “gifted” or “prized” with anything of value, think twice and act smart. Especially if the callers use the name of an official entity, make certain that you go “off the call” and contact the official entity to confirm the information.

· Report all suspicious behavior. If you fall victim to a similar scam, report the burglary immediately to your local police so they can begin an investigation.

To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit bbb.org.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
janice rosier  
dallas, TX  
October 3, 2011 1:57am
 
oops.. think i got the site spelled wrong..it's http://www.callercenter.com you know, just in case you need to check out on a number... i hope everybody helps in spreading this information. if you know any site thAt can help ... More ›

 
janice rosier  
dallas, TX  
October 3, 2011 1:53am
 
it's really not safe anymore...like what happened to my friend Trisha, she got a call from an anonymous person and been harassed big time..i told her to report the number to authorities and post it on her blogs so everyone knows. ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
September 27, 2011 9:06am
 
New post.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?
Scam Central side bar header
Voncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC Expertsauto chooserHeavenly Touch homeDrama KidsAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.