BBB Top Ten Complaint and Inquiry Industries
01/12/2017
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More Than 2.4 Million Instances of Service in 2016
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BBB Top Ten Scams of 2016: Tax Scam is Still #1 Despite Raid in India
12/27/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Arlington, VA (December 22, 2016) – Reports to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India. Th..
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Native Advertising Added to BBB Code of Advertising; Deceptive Native Ads Now Violate the Code
10/25/2016
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Arlington, VA (October 25, 2016) – Better Business Bureau has issued guidelines to advertisers that call for clear labeling when the design, style, and functionality of commercial messages mimic editori..
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Better Business Bureau Sees a Huge Drop in Reports of IRS Scam Since Raid in India
10/24/2016
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Arlington, VA (October 20, 2016) – The top scam reported to the Better Business Bureau is the tax scam (also known as the IRS scam), which has accounted for about one in four reports to BBB Scam Tracker..
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Severe Storms in Utah
09/23/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Utah has recently been the subject of very strong storms, including several tornados. The Better Business Bureau of Utah urges consumers to watch out for scams involving clean-up efforts, tree or limb ..
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Top 10 Charities That Should Raise a Red Flag for Donors
08/25/2016
NEWS RELEASE
WASHINGTON—Today, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) released a list of the 10 largest charities (ranked by Fiscal Year 2014 total contributions) that failed to disclose any of the requested information..
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“Invulnerability Illusion” Means Millennials More Likely to Get Scammed than Boomers
07/25/2016
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Arlington, VA – The stereotype of the “little old lady” as scam victim is wrong, and Millennials are actually more vulnerable to scams than Baby Boomers. That’s the conclusion of new research by the BB..
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FTC Update - New Federal Telemarketing Rule Amendment
07/08/2016
NEWS RELEASE
As of June 2016 the Federal Trade Commission put into effect a new Telemarketing Sales Rule amendment. This new amendment makes it unlawful for telemarketers to use payment methods often exploited by c..
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BBB Offers Ten Giving Tips for Orlando Tragedy
06/13/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Arlington, VA – In the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, the BBB Serving Central Florida and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the national charity monitoring arm of the Better Business Bur..
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BBB Warns Consumers: Deceptive Home Security Sales Will Jump This Summer
05/25/2016
NEWS RELEASE
Salt Lake City, UT – With the summer door-knocking season set to begin Memorial Day weekend, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about deceptive home security sales tactics. According to BBB, se..
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