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Get-Rich-Quick Schemes Hit Social Media

Money flipping scams promise to turn a small investment into a big profit. This can be an easy sell to anyone looking to make some cash, especially teenagers. So what are scammers doing to target a younger audience? Their using … Continue reading

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Keep Scammers At “Bae” – Tips to Protect Your Identity on Social Media

In a society ruled by communication and technology, social media is King. Given the active role it plays in our everyday lives, it is safe to assume it is here to stay. Even businesses are turning to social networking as … Continue reading

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BBB offers advice about door-to-door sales this summer

If you live in a home, chances are you have talked to a sales representative eager to sell you cleaning supplies, cosmetics or magazine subscriptions. This summer,Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin advises you … Continue reading

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BBB warns of loan scams during Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week”

Are you strapped for cash? Maybe you just need a little extra cash until payday, or you are an entrepreneur looking for a last-minute loan. Don’t go swimming in shark-infested waters. In honor of “Shark Week,” Better Business Bureau serving … Continue reading

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BBB lists top vacation-related scams

As you begin to plan for upcoming vacations, Your BBB would like you to beware of scams that can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. Below are some of the top scams that target consumers on vacation: Vacation Rental Scams … Continue reading

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BBB warns: Don’t be fooled by a puppy scam

Do you love puppies? Stupid question. Of course you love puppies. Who doesn’t? They’re so cute! But don’t let that cuteness blind you to online scammers’ tricks. Your BBB urges you to be careful when responding to classified ads for pets. … Continue reading

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BBB offers advice for National Credit Education Month

Credit can be extremely helpful–but it can also get you in trouble if you’re not careful. March is National Credit Education Month and Your BBB wants you to be prepared before you shop for a car, buy a house or … Continue reading

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BBB celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. NCPW 2015 will take place March 1 through March 7, 2015. Better Business Bureau (BBB) … Continue reading

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Got a gift you didn’t want? BBB gives the skinny on returns and exchanges

Hard as we might try to get the perfect gift for the ones we care about, we’re bound to get it wrong sometimes. Sometimes you appreciate the sentiment, but the gift just doesn’t quite fit. If that happened to you, … Continue reading

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FTC busts advance fee recovery scheme targeting timeshare resale and investment scam victims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently cracked down on an advance fee recovery scheme that targeted victims of timeshare resale and investment scams. After the FTC took court action, the defendants agreed to stop their operation during the ongoing litigation. The … Continue reading

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