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Foreign Travel Safety

April 23, 2007 Mary Beth 1

More and more Americans are traveling abroad. And they are often going to more exotic destinations. One of the questions to be considered in planning a trip to a lesser developed country is how safe is it? The New York […]

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Debt Consolidation Considerations

April 20, 2007 Mary Beth 5

Tax season is one of the few times a year when people are forced to take a hard look at their financial life. The 1040 pretty much sums up your finances for the last year and you may not have […]

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Meet Charles Ponzi

April 19, 2007 Mary Beth 1

Charles Ponzi was an Italian immigrant who rose from complete obscurity to millionaire status in only 6 months in 1920. Few people remember the man but nearly everyone has heard of a Ponzi scheme. Charles is the grandfather of this […]

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Tragedies breed scams

April 18, 2007 Alanna 1

Why is it that when as soon as tragedy strikes, scammers are there ready to take advantage of the emotions and generosity of people? Just like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and others, there are already organizations popping up related to the […]

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Unclaimed Property

April 17, 2007 Mary Beth 1

Yes, it’s true. Your state may be holding money that rightfully belongs to you. Maybe you’ve moved and didn’t collect a final paycheck. Perhaps you forgot about a savings account you opened in 1977. Unclaimed property is defined by the […]

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Find out more about your doctor’s record

April 16, 2007 Mary Beth 0

The BBB does not process complaints concerning the professional conduct (or misconduct) of doctors (or lawyers or accountants, etc). We have however come across a useful site for discovering if a doctor has been subject to a disciplinary action. The […]

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Be a Smart Donor–Demand Transparency & Accountability!

April 13, 2007 Alanna 6

The Better Business Bureau stresses importance on charity accountability and transparency. The BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance evaluates charities against 20 voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability in our Charity Reporting Service. We ask charities to fill out a questionnaire that asks […]

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What if they ignore me?

April 12, 2007 Mary Beth 0

Continuation of the frequently asked questions series… What if the company ignores my complaint? Occasionally, the Better Business Bureau may be unable to obtain any cooperation from the company. A pattern of unanswered or unresolved complaints becomes a part of […]

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Email Fraud

April 10, 2007 Mary Beth 1

If you’re savvy enough to be into blogs, you probably understand the most common email scams. But you may want to take a look at the slide show below for a refresher on how to avoid becoming a victim. The […]

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Telephone Identification (Myth # 6)

April 10, 2007 Mary Beth 0

It is okay to give out your credit card number over the phone for identification purposes. FACT: Never use your credit card for identification purposes over the phone. It can turn out to be a costly mistake. Con artists with […]