BOSSIER CITY, La. - It’s an unfortunate reality when an emergency or crisis situation occurs, there are scam artists and malicious actors who will exploit worldwide anxiety over the COVID-19 Coronavirus in order to conduct a variety of scams.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Monday.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Experts from Gastrointestinal Specialists of Shreveport arrived in KTBS 3's studio on Wednesday afternoon for On Your Side, On Call.
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Texarkana Torch Awards for 2020. Businesses will be recognized in four categories – Integrity Category (businesses who maintain a solid commitment to business practices and integrity); Customer Commitm…
Robocalls are being classified as an annoying epidemic for both consumers and businesses. So much so that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) changed its rules on blocking unwanted calls and creative, tech-savvy individuals are coming up with ways to block the onslaught of calls that…
The Better Business Bureau is warning basketball fans everywhere to not let their mourning cloud their judgment. The tragic death of Kobe Bryant is likely to generate scams exploiting fans’ eagerness for information and memorabilia. BBB has seen this happen numerous times in the past when ce…
Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall for half gallons of their 'Butter Crunch Ice Cream' due to the possibility of a foreign object in the product.
TYLER, Texas — The Texas Department of Insurance is warning Texans of a identity theft scheme meant to collect personal information out of potential victims.
An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that business email compromise scams are skyrocketing in frequency and have cost businesses and other organizations more than $3 billion since 2016.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Following every major flood, scam artists try to pawn off flooded vehicles as standard secondhand cars, even in areas that didn't flood. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, flood-damaged vehicles will be popping up at auto auctions across the country, used car dealerships…
Tell Alexa to play for your favorite song. Ask Siri about the weather. Use Google Assistant to turn down the air conditioner. But don’t ask your smart device to look up a phone number, because it may accidentally point you to a scam.
If you're among the 147 million Americans whose credit data was compromised in the 2017 Equifax data breach, read on. You may be eligible for compensation.
SHREVEPORT, La. - A network of scammers is using Expedia Group’s name to take consumers for thousands of dollars, according to the Better Business Bureau. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest and Pacific has received several reports in just the past several days from consumers who’ve…
SHREVEPORT, La - Interior painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to change the look of your home. Outside, it’s not that cheap or easy – think thousands versus hundreds. You also have other things to consider: Will you spray or roll? What happens if someone gets hurt or damages the…
Dinner time will be here before you know it and if you haven't thought about what to serve up to the family, here's an idea that's not only delicious, but also gives back to the community one slice at a time.
Aurora Packing Company, Inc. is recalling about 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may have been contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
If you grow your own food, you're more likely to become healthier. Shreveport Green and AmeriCorps members took a trip to Werner Park Elementary School in Shreveport to plant seeds in their garden that are expected to bloom into the necessary ingredients for pizza.
The season of spring is still new for this year, and many people interested in gardening may have already begun thinking about what seeds they'd like to plant into the ground either in their front yard or backyard.
During the month of April, Centenary College in Shreveport is inviting the public to celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
In some cases, what a family owns in their house can be harmful to their pet and sometimes can cause pets to become poisoned. Saturday, March 23 is National Puppy Day, but University Veterinary Hospital (UVH) recognized Poison Prevention Week for pets this past Wednesday.
For National Puppy Day on Saturday March 23, KTBS 3 News met with Sue Sandifer, a dog trainer with Camp Bow Wow. The puppy she is holding is now about eight weeks old, and his name is Saint.
WASHINGTON – Kingston Pharma has recalled its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of Dollar General’s “NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it could be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.
SHREVEPORT, La - You could be the latest target of scammers. Caddo Parish Steve Prator is asking KTBS 3 News to get the word out about scammers trying to cash in on a change with Medicare.
SHREVEPORT, La. - If someone contacts you and threatens to disconnect your electric service unless you make a payment, you should know that you are likely the target of a scam.
SHREVEPORT, La. - With Valentine’s Day comes a surge of activity on dating websites, with singles looking to the internet for a love connection. Unfortunately, these sites are rife with fraudsters who use affection to manipulate their victims out of their money. Worse, a new Better Business …
(NEW JERSEY) - Tris Pharma has issued a voluntary recall of three lots of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension (liquid ibuprofen) that are being sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar.
(SHREVEPORT, LA) - With online and banking scams increasingly targeted at older Americans, Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator plan a question-and-answer session for older residents Thursday, December 6, 2018.