Consumers Feel More At Risk for Identity Theft When Making Certain Types of Purchases
09/24/2009
NEWS RELEASE
A recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling survey conducted by Harris Interactive® revealed that 45 percent of all U.S. adults feel at most risk for identity theft when making a purchase with a ..
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Scammers Use Phone Relay to Target Businesses
09/09/2009
NEWS RELEASE
RICHMOND, Va. – Recent calls to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) point to a growing number of cases in which scam artists use telephone relay services to defraud small businesses.
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New Rule Outlaws Most Automated Sales Calls
08/28/2009
RICHMOND, Va. – So called “robocallers” could face stiff penalties beginning Sept. 1.
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Widespread Harassment from Phony Debt Collectors Raises Concerns of Mass Data Breach
08/03/2009
BBB is issuing a national alert today about phony debt collectors that are calling consumers and claiming that they have defaulted on a payday loan and will be arrested if they don’t pay immediately.
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BBB Advises Businesses of Wide Variety of Consumer Arbitration Methods
08/03/2009
BBB is advising businesses today that there are many methods of providing arbitration services that can help consumers resolve disputes while allowing businesses to foster relationships with customers.
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Principles on Collection and Use of Behavioral Advertising Data Released
07/22/2009
A group of the nation's largest media and marketing trade associations, including BBB, released self-regulatory principles to protect consumer privacy in ad-supported interactive media.
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Con Artists Prey on Desperate Homeowners
07/22/2009
NEWS RELEASE
RICHMOND, Va. – A growing number of scam artists appear to be preying on desperate homeowners in Central Virginia who want to modify their loan or are facing home foreclosure.
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BBB Advises Cash-Strapped Small Business Owners Against Using Shelf Corporations to Deceive Banks..
07/01/2009
While businesses find it increasingly more difficult to qualify for loans and lines of credits, small business owners are resorting to applying for loans from behind the façade of shelf corporations. Be..
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BBB Advises Used Car Shoppers: Do Your Research or You Could Be Buying a Stolen car
07/01/2009
As more families look to stretch their dollar, buying a used car, instead of new, is increasingly popular. Unfortunately, some law enforcement are reporting that VIN cloning—which targets used car buyer..
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BBB Warns Consumers of Robocalls Promising to Lower Their Credit Card Interest Rate
06/10/2009
Consumers across the U.S. and Canada are sounding off to Better Business Bureau about incessant automated telemarketing calls promising to lower interest rates on their credit cards. Not only are the c..
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