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Tips for Joining a Health and Fitness Club

January 9, 2017 Jackie 0

Your BBB® spotted this quote on Facebook: “I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent… twisted… gyrated… jumped up and down… and perspired for a half an hour. But by the time I got my tights on…. the class […]

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10 Important Tasks to Start the New Year Right

December 22, 2016 Jackie 0

If you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions yet, perhaps you will consider completing these 10 tasks instead. They will help you be more proactive about protecting your personal and financial information. Register for the state and national Do Not […]

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Ransomware: Holding Your Data Hostage

December 21, 2016 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has written about the topic of ransomware before, but a new study by IBM Security, “Ransomware: How Consumers and Businesses Value Their Data,” sheds more light on its impact. According to the News Release announcing the study, the […]

Better Safe Than Sorry: Toys to Avoid This Christmas

December 6, 2016 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has found three helpful resources for parents this holiday season. The first resource is from Lisa Madigan, the Attorney General of Illinois and is entitled “Safe Shopping Guide.” The Guide contains information about recalls on unsafe toys, furniture […]

Shop Small for Big Savings This Saturday

November 22, 2016 Jackie 0

Saturday, November 26, 2016 is the 7th annual Small Business Saturday celebration.  The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and your BBB support this event.  The purpose is to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest […]

7 Important Changes Made to FTC Used Car Rule

November 17, 2016 Jackie 0

Complaints involving automobiles regularly appear in BBB’s Top 10 List of Complaint Categories. In both 2014 and 2015, complaints against used auto dealers were number 6 on the list. Your BBB® recently learned that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has […]

FTC Announces New ID Theft Report

November 9, 2016 Jackie 0

When your BBB® is out in the community making presentations to groups, there is almost always at least one person who has been the victim of identity theft. For many victims, it is difficult to know what to do first. […]

International Monetary Fund Scam

November 4, 2016 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has just received an alert from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about scammers impersonating IMF officials. The scam begins with a letter, email, or Facebook post. It tells potential victims to contact the IMF for the issuance of […]

Tips for a Frightfully Safe Halloween

October 27, 2016 Jackie 0

With Halloween around the corner, your BBB® would like to pass along some tips for safe trick-or-treating from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Safe, the National Safety Council (NSC), and […]