BBB Offers 10 Consumer-Savvy Resolutions For A Safe, Scam-Free New Year
12/31/2010
NEWS RELEASE
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has 10 suggested resolutions to help you fight scammers, prevent identity theft and save money in 2011.
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Check Privacy Policy on "Dear Santa" Websites
12/14/2010
Before allowing children to share personal information with a “Letter to Santa” website, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommends that adults carefully review the site.
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Military Members At Risk for Identity Theft
12/14/2010
Members of the military are no strangers to offering up their social security number.However, this practice subjects military members to an increased threat of identity theft.
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I Got a _____ for Christmas and I Don't Want It!
12/14/2010
During the holidays, there is much confusion about returning gifts to retailers. If you’ve ever bought something and expected that it would get returned, or are preparing to return gifts yourself, read on.
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BBB Urges Consumers To Check Fine Print On Gift Cards
12/12/2010
NEWS RELEASE
A gift card may sound like a good alternative to cash or an unwanted present. But many cards still come with fees and other restrictions that can erode their value, the BBB warns.
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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Donating to a Charity
12/12/2010
NEWS RELEASE
More than ever, charities need the support of donors to help those who are struggling. Wise Giving Alliance advises donors on how to avoid five common mistakes this holiday season.
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How to HUM BUG Proof Your Holidays
12/12/2010
NEWS RELEASE
Don’t let Identity Thieves Steal Your Holiday Spirit! Here are some simple tips to lower your risk of Identity Theft during the Holiday Season.
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Two Debt Relief Companies Charged by FTC with Deceptive Claims
12/05/2010
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged two debt relief services in Dallas, Financial Freedom Processing and Debt Consultants of America, with unsubstantiated claims and failing to reduce credit card deb..
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Winterize Your Home to Keep Heating Costs Down
12/03/2010
NEWS RELEASE
As colder weather moves into Texas, many local homeowners are turning on their home-heating systems for the first time in many months. According to the Energy Information Administration, home-heating co..
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BBB Warns Consumers Of Five Scams To Avoid During Hectic Holidays
12/03/2010
NEWS RELEASE
Holidays can be hectic, and scammers are counting on harried consumers letting down their guard, whether shopping online, juggling packages at the mall or simply reading their e-mail.
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