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Category Archives: Consumer Alert
A new federal law signed this past December will protect a consumer’s right to complain online and a write a negative review on a company.
Close to 121,000 Xbox One video game controller battery chargers are being recalled due to a burn hazard.
An estimated one million Fiat Chrysler produced vehicles are under investigation after reports of vehicles rolling away when consumers shifted their transmission to park.
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
The Department of Homeland Security has advised Window users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime program after two bugs were found in the software. The government agency announcement was prompted by a blog post by security firm Trend Micro. Their Zero Day Initiative … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public on a new twist to the tech-support scam that tries to gain access to your computer by alleging to fix a computer virus. In this new version, the FTC claims consumers are … Continue reading
We trust them with our most sensitive information, but law enforcement in New York says more and more of them are involved with identity theft. According to a Good Morning America news article, bank tellers are becoming increasingly involved in … Continue reading
What is a scam? We’ve all heard someone say they have been scammed or believed someone was trying to scam them. But what does that mean? A scam is defined as a dishonest scheme or fraud. Essentially, someone trying to … Continue reading
There is a proverb that says a person’s good name is worth more than silver or gold. No one knows that better than identity thieves and they are ready to cash in on yours. In 2015, nearly half a million … Continue reading
Editor’s note: Feb. 22-28 is Military Saves week and your BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and Permian Basin will have daily posts highlighting ways to save money. While these tips are written with military members and their families in … Continue reading