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BBB: Viral 'Secret Sister' gift exchange is a scam

If a stranger on the internet promises you a Christmas gift for a $10 buy-in and some personal information, it probably isn't legit, the Better Business Bureau warns. Not only will you be conned out of a gift, but you might have accidentally joined an illegal pyramid scheme.

Spokane woman warns of phishing scam

Carole McKay is used to receiving those scam emails from long lost relatives and supposed princes from far away lands saying she has inherited a pile of money. There's even been the occasional phone scam from scammers posing as law enforcement officers, stating that her grand-kids are in trouble with the law.

Avoid Mother's Day scams

According to the Better Business Bureau, Mother's Day shopping is expected to reach a near-record high this year as consumers are predicted to spend $23.1 billion on gifts. The BBB is warning consumers to beware of scams centered around this spending influx.

Local businesses targeted by scam e-mails

For the third time in just two months, local businesses are being targeted by malicious emails. The letters disguise themselves as the Better Business Bureau wanting to tell you about a consumer complaint.