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Online Vehicle Sale Scam – Military Scam
By: Tom

Online Vehicle Sale Scam – Military Scam

Periodically we see this scam appear, and your BBB wants to let our readers know that they need to be cautious when responding to this kind of ad in any online publication. In this case, a vehicle ...

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Internet Sites Continued Sources of Theft by Deception
By: Tom

Internet Sites Continued Sources of Theft by Deception

Some popular internet sites continue to be used by operators who seek to take your hard-earned dollars by luring you into thinking that you’re getting a great bargain ...

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Giving Tuesday
By: Tom

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday began in 2012, and it is observed on the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving. It was instituted as a way to get us all to think about being philanthropic just ahead of the Chr...

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FTC Takes Action Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices
By: Tom

FTC Takes Action Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices

For the past couple of years or so, consumers have contacted your BBB with questions and concerns regarding calls they’ve received from supposed debt collectors. These “collectors” use heavy-handed...

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Consumer Fraud Task Force
By: Tom
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Consumer Fraud Task Force

Recently members of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, and your Tri-State BBB® met to discuss various scams affect members of our community, and we, in con...

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Be Cautious When Evaluating a Home Security System
By: Tom

Be Cautious When Evaluating a Home Security System

Spring and summer are usually the peak season for people coming to your door to sell you a home security system. Your BBB®, the FTC, and states Attorneys General provi...

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Labor Day 2015
By: Tom

Labor Day 2015

Today, September 7, is Labor Day in the United States, and although the celebration was started to recognized the labor movement, it is now a day where we extol all wo...

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Social Security Scams Still Abound
By: Tom
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Social Security Scams Still Abound

There are more than 55 million recipients of Social Security Benefits, and senior citizens are a prime target for these scams. One such scheme, of which your BBB® is a...

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