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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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Looking for a temp job this holiday season? BBB offers advice for job seekers

BBB offers advice for job seekers looking for temporary work ‘Tis the season to hire seasonal employees, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Retailers are expected to hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers this holiday, a 14 percent … Continue reading

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BBB Investigation: Austin-area online clothing store SoCo Vintage racks up complaints

SoCo Vintage, an online store based in Buda, Texas, advertises hand-picked clothing inspired by shops on South Congress Avenue in Austin. Unfortunately, many consumers complain that after many weeks the business has not delivered the items they purchased. SoCo Vintage … Continue reading

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Don’t get tricked by E-ZPass phishing scam!

Get an email claiming you owe money for unpaid tolls? Beware. BBB warns that an email phishing scam has been making the rounds, claiming to be from E-ZPass. The email claims that you owe money–even if you haven’t driven on … Continue reading

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