BBB Warns of Charity Scams, Offers Giving Tips in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing
04/16/2013
NEWS RELEASE
At least one poorly-conceived charity scam has already emerged in the wake of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday, and more are likely.
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Getting Bugged? Make Sure Your Pest Management is Handled by a Pro
04/11/2013
When your pest problem gets too big for a flyswatter, a mousetrap or do-it-yourself spray, it's time to call in a professional service. In 2012, more than 786,000 people turned to BBB for information on..
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame…and Don’t Get Taken
04/08/2013
Buying on the secondary market can be useful for non-season ticket holders, occasional fans, or those making a last-minute decision to head to the ball park. But how do you know if the tickets are real?
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How Fake FTC Emails are Tricking Business Owners
03/14/2013
A new phishing scam is making the rounds disguised as a consumer complaint notification from the FTC. If you receive it, just hit "delete."
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Get the Most from Your Auto Insurance
03/13/2013
Car owners need to protect their vehicle and themselves with auto insurance, but how do you know if you are properly covered?
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Better Business Bureau Expels Los Angeles Organization for Failure to Meet Standards
03/12/2013
NEWS RELEASE
BBB of the Southland, the Better Business Bureau that served the greater Los Angeles marketplace, has been expelled from the national organization, has lost its right to use the BBB name and logo, and w..
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New Merchant Surcharges on Credit Purchases
03/11/2013
Most of us have gotten used to charging purchases, large and small, on a debit or credit card. Just swipe the card and avoid the hassle of carrying cash. Look carefully; you may notice a new fee on your..
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Phony Officials Trick Consumers into "Verifying" Info on Do Not Call Registry
02/15/2013
Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify the..
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It’s Valentine’s Day – Don’t Be a Catfish!
02/12/2013
Valentine’s Day is a day for romance, but it can also be an opportune time for scammers to take advantage of those looking for love online.
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BBB Warning: Bill Payment Scam Targets Utility Customers
02/11/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Orlando, FL – The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers in Central Florida about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. Individuals and businesses have reported receiving telepho..
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