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Thousands of consumers turn to BBB as the preeminent resource on businesses, and our goal is to go the extra mile in encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their rights. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, BBB recommends … 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
More and more smartphone owners are using their phones to make mobile payments. By storing credit or debit information on their phone, consumers can pay for goods and services, transfer money and receive receipts and confirmations from businesses. But, this … 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
Consumers allege Leander-based websites take money, don’t deliver BBB recently investigated two websites based in Leander, Texas. Consumers from across the country allege they ordered prints and framed art from art-heist.com and hollywoodframed.com, but either never received their orders, received … Continue reading
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
The annual Sales Tax Holiday, or Tax-Free Weekend, starts this Friday and ends on Sunday. It’s also a perfect opportunity to get in some back-to-school shopping. You can expect to save about $8 for every $100 you spend on most … 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
The summer months can wreak havoc on your vehicle. With triple digit temperatures and long road trips, there could be a greater potential for consumers to experience problems this summer. If your check engine light comes on or you notice … Continue reading