BBB’s Top Five Tips to Become a Savvy Consumer
02/07/2013
NEWS RELEASE
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held this year on March 6-12, is an annual effort led by the US Federal Trade Commission to educate the public on how to use their money wisely. As a part of NC..
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BBB Tips on Finding a Legitimate, Trustworthy Tax Preparer
01/29/2013
NEWS RELEASE
According to the Internal Revenue Service, tax preparer fraud occurs when a preparer “alters return information without their clients’ knowledge or consent in an attempt to obtain improperly inflated re..
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Beware of Phony Notifications from Publishers Clearing House
01/23/2013
NEWS RELEASE
The BBB is warning the public to beware of letters that appear to be from Publishers Clearing House (PCH) and claim the recipient has won a grand prize drawing of $2 million dollars or more. Despite the..
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Better Business Bureau Warns Parents About Children’s Apps Collecting Data
01/14/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Golden Gate Better Business Bureau warns parents that mobile apps are siphoning children’s data and sharing it, in most cases without disclosing the practice or how that information is used.
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Another BBB Phishing Scam. Don’t Bite!
01/08/2013
NEWS RELEASE
Phishing scams look like legitimate email, and they are getting more sophisticated every day. What these con artists are really after is your banking and financial information. And they won’t mind destr..
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BBB Cautions Consumers to Watch Out for Scammers in Wake of Newtown School Shootings
12/18/2012
NEWS RELEASE
Oakland, CA – December 17, 2012 – Your Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to reports of phony charity solicitations, supposedly on behalf of the families of victims of the Sandy Hook school sh..
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BBB’s advice for sending gifts this holiday season
12/13/2012
NEWS RELEASE
Oakland, CA December 13, 2012 -- Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to plan ahead before sending those last-minute holiday packages. Last shopping season, BBB received close to 600 complaints ..
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Beware of Seasonal Ripoffs: The Better Business Bureau Offers Tips to Protect Yourself
12/11/2012
NEWS RELEASE
Oakland, CA - December 11, 2012 – “Tis the season” generally brings happy thoughts… but unfortunately, we must still be aware of the Grinches among us. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Nor..
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12 Tips for Holiday Giving
12/06/2012
NEWS RELEASE
The holiday giving season is in full swing and the current economy has not been kind to charities. Better Business Bureau wants donors to get in the giving spirit, but to be informed in doing so.
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Don't Let Online Thieves Wreck Your Holidays, Consumer Fraud Task Force Warns
11/27/2012
NEWS RELEASE
The Consumer Fraud Task Force alerts consumers to some common online scams that have victimized buyers during the holidays.
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