Stop Paying for These Free Services!

July 17, 2017 Oana Schneider 0

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 paying for, but don’t have […]

10 Tasks to Start the New Year Right

January 7, 2016 Jackie 0

Yesterday, our colleague, Mike, wrote about some things to avoid in order to protect yourself from criminal activity, fraud, and unethical marketplace practices. If you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions yet, today we write about 10 tasks you can […]

One in Four Credit Reports Have Wrong Information

January 20, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® informs callers and web visitors daily on how to get free annual credit reports. Creditors, employers, banks and others use credit report information when making financial decisions. Lenders believe someone’s credit report gives the best indication of whether […]

Identification Theft Conspiracy

October 9, 2013 Jackie 0

We hear about scams and fraud from various news sources, including your BBB, yet we think in the back of our minds, “Oh, it won’t happen to me” or “It won’t happen here.”  An Indianapolis FBI Press Release dated September […]

How Much Do You Know About Credit Scores?

May 24, 2013 Amanda 0

A recent study by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore finds a large number of Americans know little about credit scores. So, what is credit scoring? According to the Federal Trade Commission, “credit scoring is a system creditors use […]

Study Finds Errors on Consumer Credit Reports

February 13, 2013 Jackie 0

Have you looked at your credit report lately?  You may be in the 20% of consumers who had errors on one of their three major credit reports according to a recent study conducted by the FTC.  These aren’t misspelling or […]

Fake Credit Monitoring Emails

February 5, 2013 Michael 0

Entities are sending out fake emails pretending to be Equifax and asking people to check their declining scores. The e-mails attempt to grab the consumer’s attention by using words in the subject line like “Identity Theft Alert,” or “Your score […]