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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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Things to Know About a Reverse Mortgage
By: Michael

Things to Know About a Reverse Mortgage

Your BBB® receives many questions from people considering a reverse mortgage. If you’re 62 or older – and want money to pay off...

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Imposter Scams
By: Amanda

Imposter Scams

Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers, almost daily, regarding a call, email or text from someone claiming that they have computer problems, won a prize or owe mo...

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Tri-State BBB Warns of Recurring Scams
By: Cathy

Tri-State BBB Warns of Recurring Scams

Happy New Year! To keep your New Year happy and safe, the BBB® wishes to remind you of some recurring scams that continue to ta...

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Tips on Gift Cards and Gift Returns
By: Jackie

Tips on Gift Cards and Gift Returns

For those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list, many of us turn to gift cards. Experts predict that gift card sales will reach $131 billion this year. Your BB...

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Beware of These Common Holiday Scams
By: Cathy

Beware of These Common Holiday Scams

Your BBB® would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season! In order to keep yours merry and bright, we want you to be aware that Santa isn’t the only one keepi...

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What to Do When You Don’t Recognize a Debt
By: Amanda

What to Do When You Don’t Recognize a Debt

Money sometimes can run a little tight during the holidays as we stretch our budgets to accommodate presents and travel, and it can be even tighter if you have debt co...

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Toys to Avoid This Christmas Season
By: Jackie

Toys to Avoid This Christmas Season

Your BBB® has found two helpful resources for parents this holiday season. The first resource is from Lisa Madigan, the Attorney General of Illinois and is entitled “S...

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Who is Responsible for a Deceased Loved One’s Debt?
By: Susan

Who is Responsible for a Deceased Loved One’s Debt?

Your Tri-State BBB has provided several blog posts regarding debt collection, debt relief, and other debt related topics, but a topic that has not been covered in a while is the debt of a deceased ...

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