BBB Shred Day set for this weekend in Corpus Christi and Waco

Free document shredding and electronics recycling on April 26 Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin invites consumers and businesses to participate Shred Day events on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in both Waco and Corpus Christi. Waco: Time: 9:00 am – 12 pm Location: KIII-TV Parking…

BBB offers simple steps for keeping your identity safe

Community invited to Shred Day events in Waco and Corpus Christi, April 26 Identity theft is a major problem in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2013 Consumer Sentinel Network report showed that there were 290,056 complaints filed relating to identity theft. The number of victims reported in Texas totaled 23,266. Fraudsters looking to…

National Consumer Protection Week: How to give wisely all year long

Do you enjoy giving back, but want to be sure your dollar is used responsibly? As part of National Consumer Protection Week, BBB offers some wise giving tips for charitable giving. There are many ways to help those across the world who need the help. From a shocking tsunami to devastating hurricanes, many Americans want…

National Consumer Protection Week Daily Tip: Common Scams

Scammers are pretty doggone persistent. They come at you through emails, phone calls and even text messages. You have to keep your guard up as a consumer, because scam artists will do whatever they can to separate you from your money. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Your Better Business Bureau would like to…

National Consumer Protection Week tip: How to find a trustworthy contractor

As cold weather passes, you may start to evaluate home improvements or repairs before the summer heat sets in. Your Better Business Bureau is here to give some tips for finding a trustworthy contractor as part of National Consumer protection week. BBB receives hundreds of complaints every year concerning subpar work performed by contractors, and…

Free webinar on ‘Creating a Purposeful Life Plan’ set for Feb. 20, 2014 — don’t miss it!

Your BBB will host a free webinar tomorrow on “Creating a Purposeful Life Plan” with special guest speaker Texas State University Professor, Dr. Omar Lopez, Dept. of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/517022070 The webinar will be Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. Creating a…

BBB presents 2014 Torch Awards

BBB President/CEO Carrie A. Hurt presented our first of 5 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics winners with their trophy this morning at the office of Sullivan Physical Therapy in Austin. Congratulations Sullivan Physical Therapy on being a 2014 Torch Award winner! For a full list of Torch Award winners, visit the Torch Awards homepage: http://go.bbb.org/1eOa1Iu

Melissa Lane wins #BBBinthewild contest

Congratulations to our social media contest winner Melissa Lane. She won a $100 Visa gift card for snapping a picture of a BBB seal in our #BBBinthewild contest. Keep your eye out for those BBB Accredited Businesses when you’re shopping this holiday season – it could pay off in more ways than one!

#BBBinthewild contest now in full swing

BBB, serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin asks people to snap pictures of BBB seals they may see in out “in the wild” in our service area for our #BBBinthewild social media contest. So, why get excited about it? 1) The consumer whose picture gets the most “likes” on Facebook gets a $100 Visa…