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Your New Medicare Cards Won’t Feature Your SSN!
By: Andrew Erk

Your New Medicare Cards Won’t Feature Your SSN!

Your BBB® has recently learned additional details about the upcoming changes to your Medicare cards that we wrote about in Septembe...

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week! How Will You Celebrate?
By: Oana Schneider

It’s National Consumer Protection Week! How Will You Celebrate?

March 4-10 is National Consumer Protection Week and your favorite BBB® has a few tips to share with you. Every day, we receive complaints from area residents regarding scams, dishonest advertising ...

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Navigating Through the New Tax Law? Check Out IRS’ Withholding Calculator!
By: Oana Schneider
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Navigating Through the New Tax Law? Check Out IRS’ Withholding Calculator!

Your BBB® has learned that the Internal Revenue Service has recently released an updated version of their Withholding Calculator, and you can find it on irs.gov. Also, the newest version of Form W-...

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Have You Received This Phony Invoice?
By: Oana Schneider

Have You Received This Phony Invoice?

It’s no secret that scammers would go to a lot of trouble to get your money and your favorite BBB® would like to warn everyone that this new scam could leave you penniless if you’re not careful. In...

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Secret Shopper Scams Still Alive and Well
By: Amanda

Secret Shopper Scams Still Alive and Well

Your BBB® was recently contacted by a consumer regarding a check she received in the mail.  The information she provided to us regarding the check indicated that it was most likely a scam.  We want...

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Still Waiting for Your Western Union Refund?
By: Oana Schneider

Still Waiting for Your Western Union Refund?

Your BBB® would like to remind everyone that the new deadline to get your money from the FTC settlement with Western Union is May 31, 2018. This means that if you sent money to a person who turned ...

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2017 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Grand Caravan Recall
By: Andrew Erk

2017 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Grand Caravan Recall

Your BBB has been made aware of a recall of 39,456 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Grand Caravans due to issues with the brake switch. The NHTSA claims that both vehicles can switch out of park without...

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Avoid Falling for Classic Money Making Tricks
By: Andrew Erk

Avoid Falling for Classic Money Making Tricks

If you are looking to start a new business or work from home, you may be enticed by business opportunities that claim to allow you to earn six figures in 90 days or less. Seems too good to be true,...

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