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Malware program holds personal information for ransom Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers of a malware program that accesses your personal computer and holds it hostage. A release by … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges consumers to take do their homework before filing their taxes. When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your … Continue reading
Consumers allege Leander-based art print website takes money, doesn’t deliver Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin continues to receive numerous complaints about Leander, Texas-based Art Heist – art-heist.com, an online store that sells art … Continue reading
If you’re like me, you probably regret some of the meals and treats you gobbled down over the holidays. I’m not making a formal resolution this year–I know how those turn out–but I am determined to get back into shape. … Continue reading
Watch out for a threatening twist on a classic email scam. Scammers are posing as hitmen and sending text messages telling victims to pay up… or die. How the Scam Works: You receive a scary text message. It appears to … Continue reading
Moving is stressful enough without having to tangle with an unethical mover. BBB published a release in June about the risk to consumers of hiring unlicensed movers who likely don’t have insurance and won’t reimburse for damaged property. Another risk … Continue reading
Only 12 days until Christmas and although the holidays may bring out the best in people, it can also alert scammers to take advantage of your generosity. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants … Continue reading
They say all that glitters isn’t gold. I suppose the Texas version is that not everyone who talks a good game about drilling oil and gas is really in the oil business. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission demonstrated that … Continue reading
Today is “Cyber Monday,” a day for folks who like to find good deals, but don’t want to fight the Black Friday crowds. Shopping online is convenient and there are a lot of good deals to be found, but there … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! One of the busiest shopping events of the year is right around the corner. While some Black Friday shoppers will stick to online purchases, others are preparing to brave the crowds to snag a … Continue reading