Grandparent Scam Resurfaces Again
12/30/2011
NEWS RELEASE
The BBB system is issuing a RED ALERT regarding a new twist on the Grandparent Scam that involves the caller already knowing detailed information regarding family members. In addition, the calls are no..
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A Peek into 2012 Consumer Trends - for You and Santa
12/12/2011
NEWS RELEASE
’Tis that time of year when prognosticators give a heads up to consumers as to what they can expect in the coming year. Learning what will be hot in 2012 just might help Santa – and you! – pick perfect ..
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$5 Million in Restitution Available to Customers of Local Coin Dealer
12/05/2011
NEWS RELEASE
Following an investigation conducted by the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Austin-based U.S. Money Reserve Inc., doing business as United States Rare Coin & Bullion Reserve, must provide $5 million in..
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Telemarketing Scheme Promoting Business Directories Halted
09/01/2011
The Competition Bureau announced that five individuals were sentenced by an Alberta court for their involvement in Ambus Registry Inc., a cross-border deceptive telemarketing scheme promoting business d..
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Yellow Pages Scam Uncovered by FTC
08/22/2011
NEWS RELEASE
Action seeks to end common scam against businesses and nonprofits
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Hijackers Use False Protection Claims to Lure Online Shoppers
08/15/2011
The online vehicle shoppers are being victimized by fraudulent vehicle sales and false claims of vehicle protection programs (VPP).
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NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Illegal “Mortgage Loan Modification” Providers
08/05/2011
Continuing the State’s on-going efforts to thwart fraudulent “mortgage loan modification” enterprises, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs filed administrative actio..
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CORPORATE TRAVEL Sending Unauthorized Faxes to Businesses
07/22/2011
A Montana business made us aware of an unsolicited fax being sent by a group called "Corporate Travel" offering employers "discounted travel voucher" package deals. The fax had the BBB accreditd busines..
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25 NJ Movers Charged for Not Being Licensed
07/15/2011
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is charging 25 unlicensed moving companies, and assessing fines of up to $2,500 each, as part of an undercover initiative targeting unlicensed and uninsured m..
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BBB Warns Job Seekers:
07/14/2011
As the unemployment rate for New Jersey hoovers around 9.4%, many job seekers are searching for any opportunity. But don’t take tricky bait warns the Better Business Bureau. Scammers are posting fake em..
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