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Secret Shopper Scams Still Alive and Well
By: Amanda

Secret Shopper Scams Still Alive and Well

Your BBB® was recently contacted by a consumer regarding a check she received in the mail.  The information she provided to us regarding the check indicated that it was most likely a scam.  We want...

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BBB Warns: Social Media Scams Are On The Rise
By: Amanda

BBB Warns: Social Media Scams Are On The Rise

Today, your BBB® heard the tale of another consumer who was approached by a fraudster on social media.  This fraudster sent a friend request to our consumer who informed BBB that it was an “old hig...

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Facebook Privacy Post Making Rounds Again
By: Amanda
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Facebook Privacy Post Making Rounds Again

Social media continues to grow, and with it, the chances for scams and hoaxes grow as well. Your BBB® has heard about a recent Facebook post that continues to circulat...

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“You’ve Won a Government Grant”
By: Amanda

“You’ve Won a Government Grant”

We’ve written about this before, but it always seems to come around again.  In fact, just yesterday, your BBB® received at least 3 phone calls from consumers who’ve be...

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Tips to Avoid a Hair-Raising Halloween Shopping Experience
By: Amanda
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Tips to Avoid a Hair-Raising Halloween Shopping Experience

Buying or renting a Halloween costume this season? You’re not alone. According to the National Retail Federation, a Read More

Fall Has Arrived, and Winter is Around the Corner. Is Your HVAC System Ready?
By: Amanda
FYITips

Fall Has Arrived, and Winter is Around the Corner. Is Your HVAC System Ready?

September 22nd was the first day of fall, and we can already feel the nip in the air.  It is a refreshing change after the dog days of summer, but all too o...

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Tips to Avoid Scams
By: Amanda
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Tips to Avoid Scams

  Every day, your BBB® provides information to consumers on how to avoid being scammed. On blog posts like this one, we’ll often post tips to help you avoid a ...

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Purchasing a Car? Read These Tips First.
By: Amanda
FYITips

Purchasing a Car? Read These Tips First.

A vehicle, new or used, can be one of the biggest purchases we make in our lifetimes so it is a good idea do a little homework and research before you make the purchas...

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