Seven Ways for College Students to Fight Identity Theft
08/11/2010
College students are very susceptible to identity theft. But the Better Business Bureau recommends seven simple steps to protect themselves on campus.
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BBB Urges Trade Show Exhibitors To Beware Of Mexico-Based Expo Guide
08/03/2010
NEWS RELEASE
An agricultural equipment manufacturer from South-Central Illinois appears to be among the most recent victims of an international trade show scheme operating out of Mexico.
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Red Flags to Watch for When Using E-bay
07/27/2010
With the current economic condition, consumers are flocking to online auctions like eBay to bid and sell new and used items. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people that take advantage of the aucti..
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Welcome!
07/13/2010
I just wanted to welcome everyone to our new Consumer News and Opinion Blog!
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Don’t Get Sucked in By Deceptive Air Duct Cleaners
07/13/2010
Better Business Bureau warns consumers to beware of air duct cleaning businesses that employ bait and switch tactics or try to scare the homeowner into thinking they have a serious health-threatening mo..
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Mail-In Rebates: Now Available in Paper or Plastic
07/13/2010
Retailers and manufacturers are changing the way they issue rebates and Better Business Bureau advises that it’s more important than ever to read the fine print when filing for a rebate.
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BBB Advises Businesses and Homeowners to Beware of Itinerant Storm Chasers
06/30/2010
This has been a good year for storm chasers – not people interested in unusual weather patterns, but instead, traveling contractors who hope to benefit from the wrath brought on by Mother Nature. BBB w..
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BBB on differences between Debt Consolidation, Debt Negotiation and Debt Elimination Plans
06/25/2010
Consumers are being battered on all fronts and offers from companies to help get them out of debt are extremely tempting in troubling times. Offers of debt negotiation, debt settlement, and debt elimina..
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Beware of Loan Scams Warns the Better Business Bureau
06/15/2010
NEWS RELEASE
According to complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau, victims across the country have lost a total estimated quarter million dollars to advance fee loan scams this spring. Advance fee loan sca..
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Contacted unexpectedly by a debt collector? Know your rights!
06/02/2010
The BBB has noticed an uptick recently in complaints filed by consumers being contacted by collection agencies after opting out of trial offers which were supposed to be free.
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