080902d BBB Small Business Advice: Your Company’s Identity at Risk
09/02/2008
Everyone is aware of the threat of personal identity theft, but identity thieves also prey on businesses. Recent studies cite more than eight million Americans as ID theft victims, with nearly $50 billi..
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080902b BBB on Making a Trade-In on a House
09/02/2008
With a glut of houses on their hands, builders are resorting to creative tactics to entice prospective home buyers. One tactic builders are using now is the offer of a new house with a trade-in for the ..
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Secure Your ID Day
09/02/2008
Better Business Bureau (BBB) and its national partners Equifax, Incorporated www.equifax.com, the National Association of Information Destruction www.naidonline.org and ProQuo www.proquo.com invite the ..
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080801d BBB Small Business Advice on Keeping Travel Costs Down
08/01/2008
With high fuel prices looking like they’re here to stay now, the rise in the cost of travel means the cost of doing business for many companies will continue to put a serious squeeze on profits. Better ..
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080801a Is My Bank Going to Fail?
08/01/2008
According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the independent agency that insures bank deposits, IndyMac Bank was the third-largest financial institution to fail in U.S. history. In the..
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080801c BBB Advice on How to End Unwanted Junk Mail
08/01/2008
Junk mail is a nuisance for many consumers who receive daily postcards, flyers, specially-marked envelopes and pre-approved credit card offers. Junk mail also presents an opportunity for ID thieves to s..
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080801b BBB Financial Advice for College Bound Students
08/01/2008
Between packing for college, buying school supplies and recovering from sticker shock, parents may be too bogged down to remember to pass on some financial words of wisdom as their child leaves the nest..
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080701b High Fashion at Low Prices? BBB Advice on Avoiding Counterfeit Luxury Goods Online
07/01/2008
The market for counterfeit luxury items is wide and deep, with everything from jewelry and perfume to handbags and sunglasses being sold. While busts like the January seizure of more than $1 million in ..
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BBB Receives Thousands of Complaints on Mysterious Credit Card Charges
07/01/2008
Grand Rapids, MI – July 1, 2008 - Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to closely check their credit card statements for mysterious charges that are cropping up by the thousands across the countr..
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080701a BBB Advises Travelers on New Fees as Airlines Scramble to Contend with Rising Fuel Costs
07/01/2008
Jet fuel prices have risen 83.6 percent in the last year, according to the International Air Transport Association, and almost every airline has found every opportunity to pass this cost on to consumers..
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