Inheritance scam resurfaces on Oahu with new twists
07/13/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
There’s a new twist on the old inheritance scam, where a person is notified about a big sum of money a relative has supposedly left them. In the past week, the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii has recei..
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FTC Update - New Federal Telemarketing Rule Amendment
07/07/2016
NEWS RELEASE
As of June 2016 the Federal Trade Commission put into effect a new Telemarketing Sales Rule amendment. This new amendment makes it unlawful for telemarketers to use payment methods often exploited by c..
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Con artists target victims who’ve already been scammed
07/06/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
As if being the victim of one scam isn’t bad enough, how about being victimized a second time? Con artists are taking advantage of those who have already been victimized. “It’s horrible,” said Greg Dunn..
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Know your consumer rights when dealing with door-to-door salespeople
06/28/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
From vacuum cleaners and home alarms, to yard and home repair services, the summer season means a spike in door-to-door sales. And the state Office of Consumer Protection is urging residents to know you..
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Travel Agency Complaints (via KHON2)
06/27/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Families who spent thousands of dollars for a trip to the Philippines are being told that their flights were never booked and they don’t know where their money went.
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Customers upset after paying thousands for trips not booked by travel agency
06/16/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
Families who spent thousands of dollars for a trip to the Philippines are being told that their flights were never booked and they don’t know where their money went. Action Line started getting complain..
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BBB Hawaii releases online debt-management tool
06/15/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
To fill the void left by the winding down of Consumer Credit Counseling of Hawaii, the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii has launched a new online debt-management tool.
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Make smarter choices for managing and reducing your debt
06/15/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau launches online tool to navigate debt relief
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College students latest target for fraud schemes
06/07/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
College students are the latest target of fraud schemes. The Better Business Bureau warns scammers are calling students, pretending to be the IRS, in order to get their money. If you get a call from a p..
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Scam tricks users into setting up faulty retail websites
05/31/2016
BBB IN THE NEWS
It’s the summer job season and many are looking for ways to earn money, but a scam has surfaced using the Amazon name. This latest scam uses the name of legitimate companies, like Amazon, to persuade yo..
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