BBB Investigation: Barn construction company customers allege losing thousands

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A local College Station barn builder is facing allegations from customers who claim they paid thousands of dollars upfront and never had their projects completed. The builder is also facing civil lawsuits in two Texas counties. According to complaints filed with BBB against the business, consumers allege Lonestar Barn Company…

Giving Tuesday Tips

Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday is wrapping up, and tomorrow on #GivingTuesday (November 29) many will consider how to give back to their local charities. This Tuesday and during the entire Holiday Season, BBB urges donors to #GiveWisely by avoiding scams and supporting trustworthy charities. Check out our #GivingTuesday Tips so you can give…

BBB Historian tricked into buying phony MLB jersey

“If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” It’s these words John Etchieson, current BBB Historian and former President and CEO of BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin, learned the hard way. It all started when he saw an advertisement on his social media account for a Major…

Telemarketing scammers get sued by FTC for promising free money

The Federal Trade Commission announced they are suing a Phoenix-based telemarketing company that allegedly tricked consumers out of millions of dollars. According to the FTC, different business names  like Federal Government Grant Assistance Center, US Federal Grant Department, Amazon.com Associates Program, and Amazon Affiliate Program were used to trick seniors, veterans, and debt-laden consumers into believing they could…