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A reminder to hop away from scamsters!
By: Cathy
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A reminder to hop away from scamsters!

Spring is upon us and Easter quickly rounding the bend. Yet another opportunity for chocolate! We have some wonderful local confections here in our community. You know...

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FTC Releases Top 10 Complaints of 2015
Never Too Late to Be Aware of Fraudsters
By: Cathy
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Never Too Late to Be Aware of Fraudsters

Valentine’s Day is already past, and hopefully everyone got their fair share of chocolate! Sadly, I did not, but that’s by my own request. It always looks better to ap...

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Imposter Scams
By: Amanda

Imposter Scams

Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers, almost daily, regarding a call, email or text from someone claiming that they have computer problems, won a prize or owe mo...

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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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Virtual Kidnapping
Consumers Who Lost Money to a Business Directory Scam Getting Money Back
By: Jackie

Consumers Who Lost Money to a Business Directory Scam Getting Money Back

In November 2013 the FTC filed charges against Derek Cessford, Aaron Kirby, and Mohamad Khaled Kaddoura and the 15 business directory companies they ran. The companies...

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Consumer Fraud Task Force Formed
By: Jackie

Consumer Fraud Task Force Formed

A new local Consumer Fraud Task Force, organized by the Tri-State Better Business Bureau, had its first meeting on September 15, 2015. Attendees at the meeting represe...

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