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Do Not Call Registry Part II – Why Am I Still Receiving Calls?
By: Jackie

Do Not Call Registry Part II – Why Am I Still Receiving Calls?

As we said last week, having your phone number on the Registry will not stop all telemarketing calls.  Certain calls are exempt from the Telemarketing Law.  Here is wh...

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Do Not Call Registry Part I – Are You On the List?
By: Jackie

Do Not Call Registry Part I – Are You On the List?

We hear from numerous consumers who are upset about frequent telemarketing calls. When we ask if they are on the Do Not Call list, many of them say, “I think so.” Ther...

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Political Robocalls
By: Jackie

Political Robocalls

With the political season now in full swing, have you noticed you’re getting an increasing number of political phone calls?  Well, the Read More

Social Networking Safety Tips
By: Michael

Social Networking Safety Tips

Perhaps one of the most under-utilized services the BBB offers is our collection of 214 consu...

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Beware the Infamous Area Code
By: Jason

Beware the Infamous Area Code

The first three digits of a phone number are the area code of the phone number which is intended to give you an idea of the area that the call is coming from. There is...

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Is Your Cell Phone Putting You At Risk?
By: Amanda

Is Your Cell Phone Putting You At Risk?

As the use of new technologies like smartphones and tablets increase, the risk of identity theft related to those devices increases as well.  Read More

What to Know About Unwanted Text Messages & How to Stop Them
By: Beth

What to Know About Unwanted Text Messages & How to Stop Them

The Federal Communications Commission agrees with consumers that unwanted text messages can be “intrusive and costly”. Luckily for consumers, the FCC’s Read More

Shield Yourself from a Cell Phone Radiation Scam
By: Beth

Shield Yourself from a Cell Phone Radiation Scam