Some Electronic Buyback Websites Sued by FTC

October 12, 2016 Jackie 0

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 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that they don’t always follow […]

Internet Sites Continued Sources of Theft by Deception

January 25, 2016 Tom 0

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 on highly sought after products. Your Tri-State BBB® wants to caution our […]

Thousands of Counterfeit Product Websites Shut Down

December 8, 2015 Michael 0

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, sports clothing, toiletries, shoes, toys, luxury goods, mobile phones and electronics. This sixth annual effort included […]

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 […]

Safe Savvy Cyber Shopping

November 26, 2015 Michael 0

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 will be received by the day you want. […]

BBB Launches ScamTracker

November 10, 2015 Michael 0

The BBB has launched a service allowing people to both report, and view fraudulent activity targeting your community. ScamTracker allows persons located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada to report suspicious and fraudulent activity delivered via postal mail, the telephone […]

Surprising Cyber Security Facts

October 29, 2015 Michael 0

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 single day! 59% of employees steal company data when they quit, […]

Tech Support Company Settles FTC Charges

October 28, 2015 Jackie 0

Your BBB has just heard some good news for consumers. According to a Press Release from the FTC, “the operators of an alleged tech support scam agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into paying millions […]