New Laws Go Into Effect to Fight Deceptive Debt Relief
10/27/2010
New FTC regulations to protect families from deceptive offers for debt relief will go into effect October 27. While the new rule will have a significant impact on reducing predatory debt relief, the Bet..
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IRS Issues Guidance For Drywall Damage
10/27/2010
The IRS recently issued guidance for homeowners who suffered property losses due to the effects of imported drywall installed in homes between 2001 and 2009.
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Old Scam Continues to Plague Richmond-Area Businesses
10/13/2010
NEWS RELEASE
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reports that scam artists who have been targeting small businesses in the Richmond area now appear to be turning their attention to local restaurants.
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Is it a Legitimate Opportunity or a Pyramid Scheme?
10/05/2010
How do you tell the difference between a legitimate opportunity and a pyramid scheme posing as a trustworthy company.
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BBB Small Business Advice: Don’t Believe Every Award You Receive
10/05/2010
Small business owners are always looking for ways to set themselves apart from their competitors and awards and recognition from a third-party are a great way for a company to differentiate itself from ..
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Be Cautious of Online Penny Auction Sites
10/05/2010
The discounts offered on penny auction sites are tempting, but the Better Business Bureau warns bargain hunters that they should stop and do their research before making their first bid.
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Major Marketing/ Media Trade Groups Launch Program to Give Consumers Enhanced Control Over Collec..
10/05/2010
NEWS RELEASE
Comprehensive, Self-Regulatory Initiative Includes Opt-out Website and Promotes Use of ‘Advertising Option Icon’ that Alerts Consumers to Online Behavioral Ads
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BBB Warns Against Online Ads for Acai Diet Pills and Work from Home Jobs
10/05/2010
NEWS RELEASE
BBB continues to receive flood of complaints over deceptively expensive “free” trials
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Department of Justice Files Lawsult Against Credit Card Companies
10/05/2010
The Department of Justice recently announced that it filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. It challenges rules that credit card companies such as A..
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When to Shut the Door on a Traveling Salesman
09/27/2010
Regardless of what door-to-door salesmen are selling, protect your home and your wallet by confirming their credentials.
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