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Beware of New Tech Savvy Gmail Scam
By: Mandi Ashby

Beware of New Tech Savvy Gmail Scam

Your BBB® has learned of a new scam on the block. This time around it is Gmail users that are being targeted. Here is what you need to know and look for. This email phishing scam is a little on ...

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Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC
By: Jackie

Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC

You just purchased a new cell phone. But what to do with your old one? Several electronic buyback sites promise to pay top dollar, but your BBB brings news from the Fe...

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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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Thousands of Counterfeit Product Websites Shut Down
By: Michael

Thousands of Counterfeit Product Websites Shut Down

Your BBB® has learned that 37,479 websites were closed down for selling counterfeit products over the past year. Popular counterfeit items include designer headphones,...

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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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Safe Savvy Cyber Shopping
By: Michael

Safe Savvy Cyber Shopping

Paying with a credit card gives you 60 days of protection against receiving the wrong items, damaged merchandise or non-receipt. Merchants have 30 days to fulfill an order, so ensure your items wil...

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BBB Services for Military Service Members and Veterans
By: Jackie

BBB Services for Military Service Members and Veterans

Today is Veterans Day and your BBB would like to share a bit of history about Veterans Day and some important services the BBB offers to military personnel and veterans, and information on schemes ...

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BBB Launches ScamTracker
By: Michael

BBB Launches ScamTracker

The BBB has launched a service allowing people to both report, and view fraudulent activity targeting your community. ScamTracker allows persons located any...

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Surprising Cyber Security Facts
By: Michael

Surprising Cyber Security Facts

99% of computers are vulnerable to software exploits. 68% of funds lost as a result of a cyber-attack were declared unrecoverable. More than 600,000 Facebook accounts are compromised every si...

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