ID Thieves – How Did They Get My Information?

June 1, 2017 Jackie 0

Your BBB® receives numerous calls from consumers who have been targeted by scammers or who have been victims of credit card fraud. Invariably, they ask how these thieves obtained their information. These are some of the ways in which scammers […]

CDC Reports Rise in Cases of Deadly Fungus

May 30, 2017 Jackie 0

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported an increase in cases of a deadly fungus. Since some of the cases were found in Illinois and Indiana, your BBB® wants to let readers know about the fungus. As […]

The Truth About Ads

May 9, 2017 Jackie 0

How many ads do you think you see in one day? The answer might surprise you. Digital marketing research has estimated that American consumers are exposed to between 3,000 and 20,000 marketing messages a day your BBB® has learned. This […]

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Privacy Online?

May 9, 2017 Jackie 0

With data breaches reaching an all-time high in 2016—1,093 breaches, up 40% from 2015—protecting our privacy and our personal information becomes an essential task for all of us to undertake. Since this week is Privacy Awareness Week, your BBB® would […]

Do You Have Unclaimed Property?

April 12, 2017 Jackie 0

One of the calls your BBB® responded to this week was from a consumer who was contacted by a “professional locator” offering a suspicious-sounding service. The consumer was told that $780 was deposited in an escrow account in her name […]

No, It’s Not the Former President Calling!

March 28, 2017 Jackie 0

Did you receive a phone call from former President Obama recently? If so, it is the most recent scam making the rounds. The call plays a recorded message from former President Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking […]

Is Your Pacemaker Secure?

March 16, 2017 Jackie 0

Your BBB® just received an article from Wired magazine that has the scary headline, “Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare,” and we would like to pass along the information to our readers. The short answer is yes, pacemakers, defibrillators, […]