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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, many people are looking for ways to donate funds to help people affected by the tragedies. Your BBB offers the above tips to avoid charity … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission filed its first case challenging mobile “cramming” on April 16 against Wise Media, LLC, Brian M. Buckley and Winston J. Deloney. Mobile cramming is a practice where unauthorized charges are added to a person’s cell phone … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it was mailing 341 refund checks totaling over $107,000 to Spanish-speaking consumers who lost money to scammers promising to stop foreclosures or help them obtain mortgage loan modifications. In a summary judgment order, … Continue reading
Debt, fraud and bad business practices, oh my! The modern landscape can be a minefield for consumers. Every year, local, state and national governments pass new consumer protection laws, but scammers and bad businessmen continue to thwart the laws’ best … Continue reading
Consumers lose millions to scammers and Ponzi schemes; new effort combines education, local outreach Better Business Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation launched a new consumer website, BBB Smart Investing, which is designed to help consumers make smarter investing … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission has launched consumer.ftc.gov, a new website that provides information to help inform consumers. According to the site’s blog: The site is dynamic and integrates a slew of features, including videos and games, better search results, and a … Continue reading
While the holiday season can bring out the best in people, it can also bring out those pesky Grinches looking to taking advantage of our festive spirit. Better Business Bureau is warning of the following five most common holiday scams … Continue reading
Close to 200 consumers nationwide have filed complaints with BBB in the past year because they were scammed after responding to an ad on Craigslist. The most common scams involve renting a home or applying for a job. The following … 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