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Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in November of 2010. The purpose is for consumers to support their local businesses during the holiday season. According to the SBS Consumer Insights Survey, shoppers spent an estimated $14.3 billion dollars at … Continue reading
The Texas Attorney General has announced its shutting down a veteran’s charity organization that used little of the money it raised to help veterans in need. According to the AG’s office, Veterans Support Organization and four of its officers raised … Continue reading
Moving is never an easy task. But choosing the right company to help in the process can make a big difference. Customers with Born 2 Move Movers, a San Antonio based company, were hoping to make their relocation easy. Instead, … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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