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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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BBB warns of loan scams during Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week”

Are you strapped for cash? Maybe you just need a little extra cash until payday, or you are an entrepreneur looking for a last-minute loan. Don’t go swimming in shark-infested waters. In honor of “Shark Week,” Better Business Bureau serving … Continue reading

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Resolve not to get ripped off in 2014

There are over 30 million businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Lots of chances to find bargains–or get ripped off. Each year, Better Business Bureau offers thousands of tips to help consumers to find businesses they can trust and avoid getting scammed. … Continue reading

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Review Sewer Line Coverage Mailers Carefully

Over the past few weeks, we have received quite a few phone calls from consumers looking for more information about mail solicitations regarding sewer line coverage for their home. The letters are coming from multiple companies reminding them that the … Continue reading

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Ignore Unsolicited Faxes Promising Pre-Approved Loans

We’re used to seeing spam email in our inboxes or getting the occasional solicitation on our phone, but how many of you have received an unsolicited fax at work? Just today, we received one in our office claiming we were … Continue reading

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Two More Cyber-Scams Stalking Consumers’ Inboxes

This morning, we sent a warning to consumers across the country to be on the lookout for five common social media scams rearing their collective ugly heads. Unfortunately, right on cue, we came across two more cyber-scams today that you … Continue reading

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Want to Save Money? Ditch the Bottled Water

In the time of belt-tightening and budget uncertainty, one easy cut is your bottled water habit. Industry figures show a 3.5 percent increase in bottled water sales in 2010, according to Consumer Reports, for a total cost of $6.4 billion … Continue reading

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