“You’ve Won a Government Grant”

October 14, 2016 Amanda 0

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 been offered a grant usually amounting to thousands of dollars either for […]

Things to Know About a Reverse Mortgage

June 16, 2016 Michael 0

Your BBB® receives many questions from people considering a reverse mortgage. If you’re 62 or older – and want money to pay off your mortgage, supplement your income, or pay for healthcare expenses – you may consider a reverse mortgage. […]

Imposter Scams

February 12, 2016 Amanda 0

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 money. We want to help spread the word that most of these […]

Tri-State BBB Warns of Recurring Scams

January 18, 2016 Cathy 0

Happy New Year! To keep your New Year happy and safe, the BBB® wishes to remind you of some recurring scams that continue to target our community. Please familiarize yourself with these fraudulent offerings and be prepared when you receive […]

Tips on Gift Cards and Gift Returns

December 22, 2015 Jackie 0

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 BBB® has some tips for buying and using gift cards. First of […]

Beware of These Common Holiday Scams

December 21, 2015 Cathy 0

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 keeping track of who is naughty and who […]

What to Do When You Don’t Recognize a Debt

December 18, 2015 Amanda 0

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 collectors calling. We, here at your BBB®, often receive calls, […]

Toys to Avoid This Christmas Season

December 2, 2015 Jackie 0

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 “Safe Shopping Guide.” Click here to read and download a copy of the […]

Spooky Fun is Around the Corner. Are You Ready?

October 16, 2015 Amanda 0

Your BBB® wants to remind you that Halloween is only two weeks away. Have you decorated, bought candy and picked out your costume? This year, according to the National Retail Federation, over 157 million people will celebrate by spending around […]