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Maybe you’ve gotten one of these calls before: Someone calls out of the blue, claiming your computer is riddled with viruses and wanting to “fix” it remotely. The caller uses technical jargon that may or may not sound convincing, depending … Continue reading
With rental properties in short supply in the Midland area, scammers are taking advantage. A consumer recently informed BBB that someone on Craigslist was trying to rent property that belonged to her. A prospective tenant forwarded her an e-mail message … Continue reading
As the school year wraps up, many parents will start seeking child care for the summer. Better Business Bureau encourages parents start their search early and do the necessary research when looking for the right daycare: Turn to an organization … Continue reading
Spring has arrived and with it warmer weather and some rain showers. Unfortunately, the warmer temps can also bring more bugs. BBB has some tips to help find a pest control company: Research the company. Check any pest control company’s … Continue reading
BBB advises consumers to be cautious about work-at-home opportunities The ability to work from home is an attractive proposition, especially when a company promises high income for little effort. But Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be careful about accepting … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau warns consumers and businesses about vulnerability to scams Better Business Bureau is urging all consumers and businesses to pay close attention to a Cyber Security Advisory issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a vulnerability in … Continue reading
With jobs in short supply, spotting an online help wanted in your field might appear to be just what the doctor ordered. However, BBB suggests consumers use caution when responding to such ads, especially if a prospective employer asks for … Continue reading
Many of Central Texans now have more space in their closets following the Better Business Bureau’s free data destruction and electronics recycling event, held Saturday, May 4 at Dell’s Round Rock campus. Global Environmental Services (GES) recycled old computers, monitors, … Continue reading
This year, be a smarter and savvier consumer by doing your research at BBB. You can find Accredited Businesses at checkbbb.org. Pay with a credit card, so if flowers or gifts arrive late or damaged you can dispute the charges. … Continue reading
Your BBB recently received a report of a suspicious ad on Craigslist. The seller was advertising dogs to be shipped to the Midland/Odessa area, but the consumer was asked to wire $160.98 to Douala, Cameroon via Western Union. Serious red flag, … Continue reading