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Stop Paying for These Free Services!
By: Oana Schneider

Stop Paying for These Free Services!

Your BBB® would like to remind tri-state residents that some services are available free of charge, so make sure to check before writing a check! Here are a few services that you might currently be...

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Global Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Halted
By: Jackie

Global Mass Mailing Fraud Schemes Halted

Many of the consumers who come to your BBB® bring letters they have received telling them they have won a large sum of money. They want to know if the offers are legit...

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Changes Coming to the Use of Antibiotics
By: Michael

Changes Coming to the Use of Antibiotics

The United Nations passed its first resolution to combat antibiotic resistance, killing 700,000 people annually, 23,000 in the U.S. each year. Antibiotic resistant inf...

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Beware of Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams
By: Susan

Beware of Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

Recently our BBB® heard about a common scam resurfacing in our area. This scam, and some very similar, have been around for many years, but new twists or popularity se...

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Your Medication Prescriptions are No Secret
Saving on Prescription Medications
By: Susan

Saving on Prescription Medications

As many of us look for new ways to cut costs and budget better in the New Year, prescription medication costs, and the possibility of raising prices, can be an area of...

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Get with the Plan
By: Michael

Get with the Plan

Fall Open Enrollment is the time of year when you can change your Medicare coverage by joining a new Medicare Advantage plan, joining a new stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP), add a Medigap i...

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Medicare Scare
By: Michael

Medicare Scare

With the dramatic increase over the last year of callers claiming to be either the IRS or U.S. Department of Treasury, Your BBB cautions consumers to be on alert fo...

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