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Be a Smart Donor–Demand Transparency & Accountability!
By: Alanna

Be a Smart Donor–Demand Transparency & Accountability!

The Better Business Bureau stresses importance on charity accountability and transparency. The BBB's Wise Giving Alliance evaluates charities against 20 voluntary...

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What if they ignore me?
By: Mary Beth
FAQ

What if they ignore me?

Continuation of the frequently asked questions series... What if the company ignores my complaint? Occasionally, the Better Business Bureau may be unable to obtain any coope...

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Email Fraud
By: Mary Beth

Email Fraud

If you're savvy enough to be into blogs, you probably understand the most common email scams. But you may want to take a look at the slide show below for a refresher on how to avoid becoming a vict...

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Telephone Identification (Myth # 6)
By: Mary Beth

Telephone Identification (Myth # 6)

It is okay to give out your credit card number over the phone for identification purposes. FACT: Never use your credit card for identification purposes over the phone. It can t...

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The Scammers never stop…neither can you.
By: Mary Beth

The Scammers never stop…neither can you.

When people usually think of education, they see a school full of young people learning to read and write but education is much more than that. One of the reasons that we started this blog was to h...

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Congratulations! You’re a big winner!
By: Mary Beth

Congratulations! You’re a big winner!

One of the most common scams we hear about at the Bureau is the foreign lottery or sweepstakes. It's story timeĀ¦ Marci arrives home from a long day at work. She picks up the mail on her way ins...

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Price Protectr
By: Mary Beth

Price Protectr

In a previous post I mentioned the website RefundPlease, which tracks Amazon purchases and lets you kno...

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Sweepstakes Fun (Myth #7)
By: Mary Beth

Sweepstakes Fun (Myth #7)

Purchasing magazines improves your chances of winning a publisher sweepstakes. FACT: It is illegal for any type of sweepstakes promotion to require any kind of...

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