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Recently, several consumers have notified BBB about phone calls from individuals pretending to be debt collectors and threatening legal action or arrest. The consumers are told they must pay an outstanding debt over the phone immediately. In some cases, the … Continue reading
FTC issues warning about scammers using Obamacare ruling to get victim’s personal information Anytime there’s a big news story grabbing the country’s attention, there are scammers out there thinking up ways to profit from it. The Federal Trade Commission issued … Continue reading
Each week, we take a couple of minutes to update you on the topics we covered the previous week. If you missed our financial aid scams or energy savings articles, watch our latest video blog and consider yourself caught up. … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau is more than just a place to file complaints. For 100 years, BBB has helped consumers like you make smarter buying decisions, and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. Part of that commitment is offering … Continue reading
The official start of spring is March 20th, but already, many consumers are planning home improvement projects as part of their spring cleaning. Some tasks may be simple, but others may require a professional touch. For those more complicated jobs, … Continue reading
This week, the Texas State Securities Board issued disciplinary orders against two Corpus Christi investment advisors. Jimmy Wayne Freeman Jr. and Kris Bradford Rhoden were accused of selling securities that they were not licensed to sell. Those securities were back … Continue reading
The deadline for filing your 2011 tax return is still two months away (April 17), but companies offering tax preparation services have already begun advertising heavily. Completing your tax return early will bring Uncle Sam’s refund check to your bank … Continue reading
We received an email from a concerned business owner regarding the status of his AT&T account. The following email was sent to him: SBC has discovered series of illegal attempts on your Account from a bad IP Location and will … Continue reading
January is a great time to ensure your credit is in good standing. With so much advertising revolving around free credit reports and credit scores, many people get confused on the difference between the two. To help separate these two … Continue reading