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Beware of a Different Twist on an Old Scheme
By: Jason

Beware of a Different Twist on an Old Scheme

Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) has posted several blogs in recent years regarding sweepstakes and lottery schemes where consumer receive an unsolicited call telling...

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Some MoneyGram Customers to Receive Refunds
By: Michael

Some MoneyGram Customers to Receive Refunds

From 2004 through 2009, the Tri-State Better Business Bureau received many calls from people who were told they won money, but first had to go to Walmart, and send mon...

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Advanced Fee Loans and Wire Transfers
By: Tom

Advanced Fee Loans and Wire Transfers

This past week I handled a call from a consumer who was applying for loans online.  The consumer received a call from one such lender who said that she needed to go to...

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FTC Extends Public Comment Period Regarding Telemarketing Sales Rules
Top 11 New Year’s Resolutions For a Wise Consumer 2013
By: Jackie

Top 11 New Year’s Resolutions For a Wise Consumer 2013

Because of the current economic conditions, it is more important than ever to be a wise consumer.  Here are your BBB’s resolutions for becoming a wiser consumer in 201...

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Where’s the Money?
Avoid Rental Property Scams
Beware of Unexpected Checks
By: Jason

Beware of Unexpected Checks

So you received a check in the mail that you weren’t expecting?  Beware.  I often talk to people who have received a letter in ...

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