Operators of Phony ‘Free $1,000 Gift Card’ Websites Will Pay $2.5 Million in FTC Settlement
02/18/2014
In an amended complaint filed with the settlements, the FTC alleged that the South Carolina- and California-based corporate defendants hired affiliate marketers to send millions of spam text messages to..
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BBB Warns Of '1-Ring' Cell Phone Scam
02/04/2014
NEWS RELEASE
BBB advises cell phone users that calls from unfamiliar numbers have been tied to a scam that adds unauthorized charges to wireless bills.
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Check Your Tax Preparer’s BBB Business Review
01/24/2014
When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your refund. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises you to check your tax preparer’s BBB B..
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Better Business Bureau Alert: Hearthware and its NuWave Ovens
01/24/2014
NEWS RELEASE
CHICAGO, IL - Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is alerting consumers about Hearthware, Inc. and its product the NuWave Oven, which is typically sold through infomercial..
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Do you know how to spot a bogus debt collection call or attempt?
01/21/2014
Do you know how to spot a bogus debt collection call or attempt? In one type of debt collection fraud, scammers call consumers to inform them they will be arrested by local law enforcement in the immed..
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Intercept Fake NFL Tickets Before It's Too Late
01/10/2014
NEWS RELEASE
BBB reminds football fans to beware of fake NFL tickets.
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BBB Tips for Keeping Keeping Customer Info Safe
01/10/2014
NEWS RELEASE
Seventy-one percent of small business owners say they are somewhat or very dependent on the Internet for day-to-day operations. This begs the question: How safe is your customers' information?
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Did You Know It’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week?
01/09/2014
This week is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund ..
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How To Become A Smarter, Safer Consumer In 2014
12/31/2013
This year, why not resolve to be a smarter, safer consumer. Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) has several resolutions to suggest that will help you fight scammers, prevent identity theft and save money ..
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Do Your Homework Before Settling on Where You’ll Work Out
12/20/2013
Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions after the gluttony of the holiday season. If you’re pledging to lose some pounds this year by joining a gym, your Better Business Bureau (B..
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