05/16/2013
May is National Moving Month, which kicks off the busiest time of year for Americans changing residencies. It also means unlicensed movers and dishonest scammers are waiting to take advantage of unwary ..
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05/06/2013
New York area seniors, especially in the Hudson Valley, have reported receiving suspicious, prerecorded telemarketing calls selling a personal emergency alarm system. According to the recorded message,..
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03/25/2013
The next few weeks will bring acceptance letters for college-bound students and many are applying for scholarships and financial aid for the 2013-2014 school year. With the cost of college outpacing inf..
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01/15/2013
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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12/03/2012
A new scam using the BBB name popped up this morning, and has been received by consumers and businesses across the U.S. and Canada…including many BBB offices!
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11/07/2012
Superstorm Sandy left a swath of destruction as it battered the East Coast last week. The Better Business Bureau is reminding those who experienced storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning..
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09/25/2012
Better Business Bureau is warning well-meaning seniors about “emergency” scams designed to fool them into thinking that their grandchild is hurt, arrested or stranded, and in need of money. “We don’t al..
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08/16/2012
Scammers are gearing up for this year’s Presidential election, from robo-calls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your utility bill. Better..
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06/19/2012
Self-storage facilities dot the landscapes. People rent units to empty overflowing basements; to stash furnishings while moving or remodeling; or to store business supplies for future use. While most fa..
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06/15/2012
The Better Business Bureau of Metro New York has recently learned of a secret shopper scam run by “A C T Research Group,” claiming to be part of a campaign under a contract with the Federal Trade Commis..
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