BBB celebrates National Small Business Week, May 4-8

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, creating about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin will celebrate National Small Business Week, May 4-8,…

Waco spring Shred Day event set for Saturday, May 2

If you’re worried you might become a victim of identity theft, it may be with good reason. Identity theft is a major problem in the U.S. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) showed 332,646 ID theft complaints in its 2014 Consumer Sentinel Network report. Of those, 25,843 were Texas identity theft victims. One way to reduce…

BBB to hold National Moving Month kickoff at Texas Capitol on May 4

May marks the beginning of the busiest moving season for Texans. It is also a time when unscrupulous and unlicensed operators are most likely to take advantage of consumers. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin, along with the Southwest Movers Association, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the…

BBB and Center for Identity to host Q&A on small business ID theft, April 22

Small businesses are at great risk for identity theft, fraud, and abuse. Join the University of Texas Center for Identity and the Better Business Bureau for an engaging discussion about protecting yourself, your business, and your customers from these risks. Hear about common scams and best practices for preventing them, get tips on best data…

BBB to host Shred Day in Killeen on Saturday, Oct. 25

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and between data breaches, cloud storage privacy issues, and bugs compromising personal passwords, identity theft protection is on the forefront of many people’s mind. Cybercrime comes in many forms–online identity theft, financial fraud, hacking, e-mail spoofing, information forgery, and intellectual property crime. American consumers reported losing over…

BBB calls for entries for regional BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics

Better Business Bureau encourages businesses to show off their ethics Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is now accepting entries for the regional 2015 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics competition. These awards recognize businesses that are committed to high ethical standards and service to its customers, employees,…

BBB hosts National Moving Month kickoff at Austin headquarters

May is National Moving Month, the start of what is traditionally the busiest time of year for people changing residences. On Tuesday, May 6, national and state leaders gathered at an event designed to help consumers avoid getting scammed by unlicensed movers. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin (BBB) hosted…

Watch Your Buck wins top Hermes Award!

Your BBB is proud to announce that our Watch Your Buck blog has won a Platinum award in the Hermes Creative Awards competition. The competition is “for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies.” Your BBB submitted details about Watch Your Buck, which we use to help consumers…

BBB to host National Moving Month kickoff event on May 6

May is National Moving Month. It’s the beginning of the busiest moving season for Texans, which is also when unscrupulous operators are most likely to take advantage of consumers. Together with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Southwest Movers Association, your BBB will hold a kickoff event at our Austin headquarters on Tuesday, May…