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Luxe Bloom: Planting Its Brand

Luxe Bloom transforms the floral marketplace with jaw-dropping rose arrangements that cater to an exclusive clientele. ...

Phishing Scam Lures Domain Name Owners

This con fools domain owners into paying or sharing personal information in order to "register" with Google. ...

BBB Podcast: Better Business > Better Series & BBB Bistro

Join us for the new BBB podcast that will convene business and industry leaders to talk through the evolution of our ever-changing marketplace. ...

CustomInk Shares Tips on Creating A Company with Heart

After 18 years of business, CustomInk is living by the ‘company with heart’ mantra. Co-founder and CEO Marc Katz shares how. ...

What Makes An International Torch Award Winner?

Jeremy Smith, President of California Pools, talks about what makes his company worthy of a Better Business Bureau International Torch Award. ...

TECHNOLOGY

FTC: Start With Security

The FTC has two new tools that can help your business navigate the connected world of the future, "Start with Security: A Guide for Business" and IdentityTheft. ...

The Future of IoT

What's next for the Internet of Things (IoT)? Are there any concerns at all when it comes to the man vs. machine generation? ...

Phantom Menace Strikes Again! Return of the Tech Support Scam

The newest adaptation of the tech support scam begins with a telephone call from a “tech” who claims to work for a well-known computer business. ...

Delivery Scam Steals Customer Info with Crafty Con

Everyone loves a surprise present... except when it's a scam. Be on the lookout for scammers who make you think you are receiving a package, but really want to ...

How to Spot the Real OPM Data Breach Letter

The U.S. government's Office of Personal Management (OPM) has been notifying those affected by a recent cyber security breach. Unfortunately, scammers are also ...

MONEY

Waiting for a Tax Refund? There is a Good Reason for Patience

One of the top reasons people file their taxes early is so they can get their refund more quickly, but this year taxpayers may need to have a bit more patience ...

A New Way to Steal Chip Card Information

The newest tool for stealing credit card info is a 'shimmer.' These hard-to-detect devices are able to record information from chip cards, including the PIN. ...

Scammers Target Seniors with Fake Referendum Ballots

A new scam is targeting seniors, preying on fears that they could lose Social Security benefits. ...

How to "Freeze Out" Identity Theft

A security freeze locks down your credit reports, preventing identity thieves from establishing new lines of credit in your name. ...

Consumer Protection: Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards

Debit cards and credit cards both have their advantages, but when it comes to protection again unauthorized charges, credit cards have you covered. ...