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 agencies help offset the costs by offering  plans from $15 to $75 a month, according…

BBB and consumers targeted by email scam

I almost had a heart attack this week. I was checking my email over coffee one morning when I noticed something from StubHub — a website that allows users to buy and sell tickets to sporting and entertainment events. When I opened the email, my jaw dropped. According to the email, I bought tickets to…

The Extreme Heat Might Bring Critters Closer To Your Home

The extreme heat Texas has been experiencing the past few months is prompting critters, bugs and other pests to seek shelter in many homes and office buildings. Since January, BBB has received more than 12, 500 inquiries on pest control companies. Of the 58 complaints BBB has received since January, most allege that treatments were…

Tips & Topics of the Week: August 12, 2011

BBB issued a press release yesterday morning about copper thieves wreaking havoc on homes and businesses, dismantling air conditioning units, plumbing and more in hopes of getting scrap to sell. BBB offered helpful tips for consumers to protect themselves. Is bulk buying really better for your budget? Here are five common but mistaken assumptions about…