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Tips for Gift Cards and Gift Certificates
By: Jason
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Tips for Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

This holiday season many of us will be giving or receiving gift cards or gift certificates. Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) would like to remind you of some tips to ...

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$100 for $6.95
By: Michael

$100 for $6.95

The Tri-State BBB has been getting calls from consumers receiving postcards in the mail saying t...

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BBB Advises Caution with Gift Card Purchases
Do You Expect a Gift Card This Holiday Season?
By: Amanda

Do You Expect a Gift Card This Holiday Season?

Gift cards are the most convenient gift to give and receive as they provide you with the ability to purchase exactly what you want.  According to a Read More

Don’t Fall Victim to a Father’s Day Shopping Scam
By: Susan

Don’t Fall Victim to a Father’s Day Shopping Scam

According to the US Census Bureau, there are 70.1 million fathers across the nation – that’s a whole lot of dads, and a whole lot of Father’s Day gifts that could fall...

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FBI Wishes You Safe Shopping With These Tips
By: Beth

FBI Wishes You Safe Shopping With These Tips

In the latest Internet Crime Complaint Center alert, the FBI uses two adjectives to describe cyber criminals: “aggressive” and “creative”. This can mean trouble for th...

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BBB Advice: Gift Cards, Product Orders and Extended Warranties – What Happens When a Store Goes Out of Business?
By: Susan
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BBB Advice: Gift Cards, Product Orders and Extended Warranties – What Happens When a Store Goes Out of Business?

The holiday shopping season is upon us and it could make or break many major retailers.  Wit...

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