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BBB Investigation: Barn construction company customers allege losing thousands

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A local College Station barn builder is facing allegations from customers who claim they paid thousands of dollars upfront and never had their projects completed. The builder is also facing civil lawsuits in two Texas counties. … Continue reading

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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 Historian tricked into buying phony MLB jersey

  “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” It’s these words John Etchieson, current BBB Historian and former President and CEO of BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin, learned the hard way. … Continue reading

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Telemarketing scammers get sued by FTC for promising free money

The Federal Trade Commission announced they are suing a Phoenix-based telemarketing company that allegedly tricked consumers out of millions of dollars. According to the FTC, different business names  like Federal Government Grant Assistance Center, US Federal Grant Department, Amazon.com Associates Program, and Amazon … 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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BBB Investigation: Advanced fee loan company tricks consumers out of hundreds of dollars

SAN ANTONIO—A company that is allegedly located in San Antonio may have left consumers looking to obtain a loan out to dry after charging hundreds of dollars as an advanced fee, only to never deliver on the loan. Dollars On … 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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FTC: Company tricked business & non-profits in fake directory scheme

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with a Slovakia-based company and two of its executives who took million of  dollars from small businesses and non-profits in the United States and other countries. According to its complaint, FTC … Continue reading

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How to reduce spam in your inbox

Nothing can be more annoying then viewing and then deleting your spam email. Spam refers to unwanted bulk messages most commonly sent through email. The advancements of technology has made spam accessible through more than just email. People can now receive … Continue reading

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