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Be a Savvy Supporter this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Want to give wisely to Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October? Doing your research will ensure you're donating with confidence. ...

What it Means to Have Character

Character cannot be bought nor is it inherited. It's your total responsibility to build that internal character. ...

Warning Sent to Online Sellers Making Zika Virus-Protection Claims

The Federal Trade Commission has mailed 10 letters to online sellers of products that claim to provide protection against the Zika virus. ...

Diabetes Scams Fool with Quack Cures

Watch out for an email scam promoting medicine for diabetes or other common medical conditions. ...

Tips to Save Money on Your Next Doctor’s Visit

Choosing a doctor or other health care practitioner can be a real pain! There are many things to consider. ...

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. ...

HOME & FAMILY

Support Your Nonprofits and Change the World

By using the services of a nonprofit , you’re actually helping make a better world in many small, tangible ways. ...

Seven Tools to Help Control Your Privacy

A list of seven free tools to help take control of your privacy, both online and off, and secure your identity at a level that feels right for you. ...

Scholarship Scammers on the Loose

As the cost of college rises each year, more scammers take advantage of students and parents searching for scholarships. Don’t fall for it. ...

BBB Scam Tracker: Senior Citizens

In honor of National Senior Citizens Day on August 21, here's a break down of reported scams targeted to those age 65 and older. ...

Valentine’s Day Tips: Avoid Sweetheart Scams!

BBB is warning consumers to watch out for those not so sweet sweetheart Valentine’s Day schemes. ...