A new scam is popping up in the area, and it is actually using the Better Business Bureau's name.
Here's how it works.
Folks are getting emails and text messages, allegedly from the BBB, promising them a $1,000 gift card if they go to a certain Web site and type in their age, address, email and cell phone number.
Since the scam isn't asking for a Social Security number, it isn't believed to be an identity theft scam, but rather a way for crooks to grab your information and sell it to others.
"The bottom line, of course, is they don't give anything out," BBB Regional Director Alan Bligh said. "It's completely fake. The Better Business Bureau has no program in which we are giving money out. So you just have to disregard some of this stuff."
Bligh said if it seems to be too good to be true, it usually is.