BBB advises consumers to beware of ‘pinkwashing’
10/11/2013
NEWS RELEASE
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many businesses are marketing “pink” products and services to support breast cancer charity groups and organizations. But every year, some find a w..
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October is National Cyber Security Month, Are you safe online?
10/02/2013
NEWS RELEASE
“Phishing” – the act of targeting victims electronically in the hopes of spreading viruses and gathering personal information – can happen to anyone. Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their att..
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Beware of Affordable Care Act Scams
09/26/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Consumers across the U.S. are reporting phone calls that claim to be from the government about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is the latest twist on the “Med..
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BBB Warns Thirty-One Gift & Other Home Party Consultants about Fraudulent Purchasing Scheme
09/18/2013
NEWS RELEASE
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning “home party” consultants from popular companies such as Thirty-One Gifts, Avon, Lia Sophia, and others about a recent scam targeting unsuspecting sales repres..
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Don't Let Ticket Scams Ruin Your Disney Vacation
09/13/2013
NEWS RELEASE
You may have seen the story in the news recently. A scam travel agency tricked a group of Tennessee dance students out of more than $60,000 by charging for Disney tickets and hotel rooms that they neve..
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Are you trying to unload your Timeshare?
09/13/2013
NEWS RELEASE
In a tough economy, struggling families look for ways to reduce their expenses. One popular option is to unload any timeshares so they can hopefully recoup their investment and stop paying maintenance f..
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Know the Facts about Auto Service Contracts
09/05/2013
NEWS RELEASE
If you are shopping for a new or used car, you may be encouraged to buy an auto service contract. Auto service contracts have become increasingly popular as a way to provide consumers a means to deal w..
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Tips on Giving to Police and Firefighter Organizations
08/26/2013
NEWS RELEASE
The police and firefighters in your community are people who put their lives on the line daily to protect you, your family, and your community. So when you get a call or a letter asking you to give to a..
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New BBB in L.A. Wins National Award
08/23/2013
BBB IN THE NEWS
Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Los Angeles, which is less than four months old, is being honored with a prestigious 2013 Summit Award from the American Society of..
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Door-to-door solicitations and how to handle them
07/31/2013
NEWS RELEASE
The Better Business Bureau receives thousands of complaints each year from consumers who unknowingly fall for scamming door-to-door solicitors. While many door-to-door sa..
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