Widespread Harassment from Phony Debt Collectors Raises Concerns of Mass Data Breach, Warns BBB
08/05/2009
Grand Rapids, MI – August 3, 2009 – The Better Business Bureau is issuing a national alert today about phony debt collectors that are calling consumers nationwide and claiming that they have defaulted o..
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090803d BBB Advice on How to Respond to Online Customer Complaints
08/05/2009
The old adage is that a satisfied customer will tell three people and an unsatisfied customer will tell ten. However, with the advent of blogs, Twitter, and YouTube, disgruntled customers can now share ..
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090803b BBB Advice on the Basics of Creating an Estate Plan
08/05/2009
Estate planning isn’t only for the wealthy, nor is it a topic people enjoy thinking about. However, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers that if they own something of value they would like to pa..
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Use Caution When Buying Michael Jackson Memorabilia
07/07/2009
Immediately following the announcement of Michael Jackson’s sudden death, enterprising individuals began selling memorabilia online to take advantage of the increased demand. The Better Business Bureau ..
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090707a BBB Advised Used Car Shoppers: Do your research or you could be buying a stolen car.
07/07/2009
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 buy..
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Property Deed Offer Sent To Consumers
07/07/2009
Property owners throughout western Michigan are being contacted from an out-of-state business to order a certified copy of the consumer’s Michigan recorded deed.
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090707c Don't Fall for the Deceptive Pitch of a Door-to-Door Salesman
07/07/2009
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be extremely cautious when answering the door to traveling alarm system salespersons. The BBB has received complaints from homeowners across North Amer..
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090707d BBB Advises Cash-Strapped Small Business Owners against using Shelf Corporations to Decei..
07/07/2009
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. Th..
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090605c BBB Advice On What Do To If Your Local Car Dealer Closes
06/05/2009
Both General Motors and Chrysler have announced that they are effectively closing nearly a total of 2,000 dealerships across the country by not renewing their franchising contracts. In the wake of the a..
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090605b Take Advantage Of Energy-Saving Tax Credits For Your Home
06/05/2009
Home improvement season is here and the Better Business Bureau is offering advice on how to take advantage of tax credits being offered by the Federal government while increasing home energy efficiency ..
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