What homeowners should know about mold removal

Tips for mold remediation and prevention Mold can be an ever growing, pesky problem that, if not taken care of quickly, can last forever and cause serious health issues. Better Business Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency advise homeowners to be proactive when it comes to dealing with mold and mildew. According to the EPA’s…

Fake $1,000 gift card scam uses BBB name

Once again, scammers have used the BBB name to lure consumers into giving their personal information. This time, they are combining that with the fake $1,000 gift card offer that has circulated via text message using company names such as Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. The good news is that BBB’s phishing experts have determined…

SCAM ALERT: American Airlines name being used in fake ticket scam

If you receive a letter claiming you’ve won two round-trip tickets courtesy of American Airlines or US Airlines, don’t be fooled. This is a scam! Consumers nationwide are reaching out to their BBB’s attempting to decipher the letters. Here’s how the scam works: Consumers receive the letter either by fax or through the mail. The…

“You’ve been tagged in a Facebook photo” email scam

While we all enjoy looking at photos on Facebook, you might want to think twice before clicking on an email link claiming you’ve been tagged in a Facebook photo. Mashable is reporting that scam emails are being sent out that can actually download malware to your computer. With very similar looking names, emails from “Faceboook”…

Businesses feel duped by CFNR Guide

Possible scam targets businesses near military installations Businesses near military installations have reported being bilked by a supposed guide for newly transferred soldiers and their families. The businesses were approached by a representative claiming to sell advertising in the guide, and told business owners that they were part of a select group being recommending to…

Buying a new home? Start with the right real estate agent.

A shortage of new apartment construction has rental rates going through the roof in many Texas cities. At the same time, mortgage rates are still hitting record lows across the country. Those two bits of information are driving many renters to enter the real estate market. But buying a house can be complicated and confusing,…

Watch out for bad debt relief companies

Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, car payments; sometimes, the list of debts to pay off can feel overwhelming. Add to that the loss of a job, an illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and consumers may need a life jacket. However, BBB warns you to think twice before turning to a debt relief service. The Federal…

Don’t fall for healthcare scam

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 a warning today about scam phone calls using the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the…

Consider sending your next package to a secure locker

Thanks to the Internet, you can find just about anything you need or want online, and you can shop anywhere in the world. But getting your goods may be another story. Many homeowners do not want packages to just sit on their front step all day; not all apartment complexes have someone that can sign…

Don’t break the bank paying for your next auto repair

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 something is just not right, make sure to follow these BBB tips to find a…

BBB Rewind 7-9-12

Catch our latest video blog where we discuss group buying websites and what to do if you are without Internet access due to malware.

President Obama will not help pay your utility bills – it’s a scam!

Did you know President Obama initiated a new national program which helps consumers pay their utility bills? Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is. In this multi-state scam, con artists pose as utility company representatives, and claim that President Obama has authorized credits be deposited into your utility account to help pay…