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Don’t Let Your Bank Card Get Skimmed
By: Jason

Don’t Let Your Bank Card Get Skimmed

Recently one of our BBBs in Michigan issued a press release warning consumers that “skimmers” had stolen almost $500,000 for consumers in their area. “Skimming” is whe...

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Beware of Bogus Law Enforcement Groups
By: Tom

Beware of Bogus Law Enforcement Groups

When you’re not sure about organizations claiming to collect funds on behalf of  law enforcement agencies, your BBB offers the following general advice: Read More

Colorado Shootings Lead to Charity Fraud
By: Michael

Colorado Shootings Lead to Charity Fraud

Since a dozen people were killed and 58 others injured at a late-night showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, people around the world have been looking ...

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Government Postal Jobs
By: Tom

Government Postal Jobs

Recently your Tri-State BBB has learned that ads have been running in local newspapers offering people information about employment with the United States Postal Servi...

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Big Bucks Just for Shopping?
By: Amanda

Big Bucks Just for Shopping?

In this economy, everyone is looking for any way to make money to help support themselves and their families, and you may be tempted by promises of high income.  Often...

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Weight Loss Schemes Increasing
By: Amanda

Weight Loss Schemes Increasing

We’ve all seen or heard the ads on the radio, television or in newspapers.  “Lose Weight Guaranteed.”  “These pills can melt away the fat.”  “You can shed pounds witho...

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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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Finding a Reliable Auto Repair Shop and Mechanic
By: Michael
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Finding a Reliable Auto Repair Shop and Mechanic

Consumers should look carefully when choosing an auto repair facility. Problems may include charging for labor that was never performed, and performing shoddy work. Ma...

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