Category Archives: BBB

DeVry agrees to pay $100 million to settle FTC charges

DeVry University and its parent company has agreed to a $100 million settlement after a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleged they misled prospective students with advertisements that touted high employment success rates and income levels upon graduating.

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Cuisinart announces recall of 8 million food processors

Cuisinart has announced a recall of about 8 million of its food processors after Conair, the company’s owner, received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.

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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 … Continue reading

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BBB Investigation: Consumers claim utility terrain vehicle company fails to deliver ordered products

When Jack Canon of Pecos, Texas, was trying to find the perfect accessories to fit his Polaris utility vehicle, he happened to stumble upon Texas Outdoors’ website. The company manufactures UTV accessories and is based in Garden Ridge, Texas, outside … Continue reading

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70 people arrested in India with ties to an alleged IRS scam

Police in India have arrested 70 people in connection to an alleged IRS scam that took tens of millions of dollars from Americans and was run for almost a year in a call center outside of Mumbai. According to Reuters, Assistant Police … Continue reading

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How writing a review could end up hurting your wallet

Better Business Bureau takes a look at how non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts can hurt customers Most consumers don’t read the fine print on everything they sign. We all know that we should carefully read the terms and conditions of … Continue reading

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Protection from Zika? Not so fast says FTC

With all the news around the globe regarding the Zika virus, some companies seemed to have tried to convince consumers their products can offer protection. However, earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission sent  10 warning letters to online marketers … Continue reading

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What VW’s settlement means for car owners

If you’ve seen the news recently, you’ll know that Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement with the EPA, the California Attorney General, the California Air Resources Board, the Federal Trade Commission, and current vehicle owners/lessees and certain former vehicle owners/lessees in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Tips For Donation Wisely

The busiest shopping weekend of the year is over, Christmas wish lists are marked off and consumers are wrapping up those sweet bargains and placing them under the tree. The spirit of the holiday season is about giving, and what … Continue reading

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IRS Warning Public of New Scams

It seems like every year scammers are coming up with new tricks to try and steal the public’s hard earned cash. With technology constantly changing, the ability to deceive the masses has become an easier task to pull off.  According … Continue reading

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