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KY Lottery warns: As huge jackpots loom, be on the lookout for scammers — and play responsibly

As jackpot drawings for this week teeter near the $1 billion mark – tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at an estimated $654 million and tomorrow’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $345 million – the Kentucky Lottery has two reminders for players.   IT ONLY TAKES ONE TICKET TO WIN   Players are urged to keep their odds of winning in perspective – the odds of hitting...

BBB: Keep you tax information safe from scammers; tax identity is largest segment of theft

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau When consumers and business owners take their receipts in for tax filing season, they’re counting on the person preparing their taxes to keep their information safe. Tax preparers are bound by federal law to keep things confidential from cyber thieves, but despite their best efforts, tax identity theft still accounts for the largest segment of personal identity...

BBB Trends: Happy 4th — and remember you have a right to fair treatment by businesses

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau This Fourth of July, Uncle Sam and the Better Business Bureau have a couple of reminders: First, have a safe, happy holiday and enjoy your Independence Day activities.    Second, scammers may not take time off, but you deserve a day away from worry.   Keep your Fourth of July holiday safe and scam-free with these tips:   1 Never give out your personal information...

BBB Trends: Beware of storm chaser scammers following spring showers and strong storms

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Spring showers and strong storms can cause untold damage to your property, prompting the need for speedy repairs. Unfortunately, this season also brings out the possibility of storm chasers – scammers who come through quickly and leave a lot of financial damage in their wake. BBB has a Storm Repair, Recovery, and Relief resource center at bbb.org/cincinnati/storm/...