Category Archives: Education

BBB Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Thousands of consumers turn to Better Business Bureau (BBB) as the preeminent resource on businesses, and their goal is to go the extra mile in encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their rights. Your BBB is joining with federal, state and … Continue reading

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Use Mobile Payment Apps Safely

More and more smartphone owners are using their phones to make mobile payments. By storing credit or debit information on their phone, consumers can pay for goods and services, transfer money and receive receipts and confirmations from businesses. But, this … Continue reading

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BBB Rewind 7-9-12

Catch our latest video blog where we discuss group buying websites and what to do if you are without Internet access due to malware.

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Know what to do in an AC emergency this summer

With temperatures already in the triple digits, now could be the worst time for your air conditioner to fail. If this happens to you, Better Business Bureau advises to carefully research local air conditioning contractors before scheduling repairs. If you … Continue reading

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BBB Rewind 6-18-12

Each week, we take a couple of minutes to update you on the topics we covered the previous week. If you missed our financial aid scams or energy savings articles, watch our latest video blog and consider yourself caught up. … Continue reading

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Are your children’s data charges leaving you stuck with a big payment?

Last year, BBB received 38,420 complaints against cellular telephone services and equipment, making it the number one complaint category in the BBB system. Many of the complaints filed alleged data billing issues, even though customers have numerous ways to control … Continue reading

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Smartphone Users Falling Victim to Identity-Theft Fraud

According to the Wall Street Journal, about 7 percent of smartphone owners fell victim to identity-fraud in 2011 and are also about one-third more likely to fall prey to identity fraud than the general public. Protecting your smartphone is just … Continue reading

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iPad Users Claim Device Severely Cuts Into Data Plan

While the new iPad boasts a stunning new screen perfect for watching videos and playing games, consumers are quickly starting to realize that the device gobbles data from cellular networks at a monstrous rate, reports the Washington Post. One consumer … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Sales Increase, Is it worth it?

The pet insurance industry has experienced a 10-fold growth over the last 10 years, increasing from one, single pet insurance company in 1997 to 11 companies today. With pet owners spending up to $650 a year on veterinary bills, pet insurance … Continue reading

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Be wary when buying silver and gold coins or bullion

Texas Attorney General cracks down on gold and silver dealer AGT American Silver and Gold Consumers looking to diversify their portfolios with silver and gold coins and bullion ended up disappointed after paying AGT American Silver and Gold tens of … Continue reading

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