Consumers Can Now Compare Hospital Costs

July 31, 2013 Jackie 0

In May 2013 the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) posted on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website results of a study comparing hospital costs for the 100 most common inpatient treatments and 30 common outpatient services […]

Warranty Issues – Who’s Responsible?

July 29, 2013 Amanda 0

I was speaking with another Better Business Bureau colleague, and we were discussing an issue of a new business that opened in the construction industry.  Nothing unusual about this, but the owner of the new business was employed by another […]

Beware of Ransomware Purporting to Be From the FBI

July 26, 2013 Amanda 0

Your BBB has been hearing from consumers about a version of malware called “Ransomware” that is purporting to be from the FBI.  Typically, ransomware is installed while browsing common websites, but can also be downloaded when prompted by a site […]

Don’t Let a Broken AC Break the Bank

July 24, 2013 Jason 0

It’s the time of the year when air conditioners are pushed to the max and unfortunately many of us will come home to a broken AC. When that happens, it suddenly becomes important to find the right repair person. Here […]

Military Personnel Targeted for Identity Theft

July 23, 2013 Michael 0

A growing number of military men and women are becoming targets of consumer fraud, especially those in their early 20s. A majority is under 25 and buying things for the first time like their first vehicle loans. Company’s use affinity […]

Advanced Fee Loans and Wire Transfers

July 22, 2013 Tom 0

This past week I handled a call from a consumer who was applying for loans online.  The consumer received a call from one such lender who said that she needed to go to either Western Union or Wal-Mart and wire […]