Tag Archives: Better Business Bureau

FTC sues DeVry University over job placement claims

A large for-profit college is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly misleading consumers about students’ job and earnings prospects. In their complaint, the FTC said DeVry University stretched the truth by claiming 90% of their graduates who were … Continue reading

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Scammers impersonate Publishers Clearing House, BBB

Scammers can be persistent, so it’s a good idea to be on your guard. A Waco-area woman recently received two calls from scammers who lied about who they were in an attempt to get her money. Luckily, she figured it out, … Continue reading

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins federal and state regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB WGA Offers Tips to Avoid Donor Deception BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General and State Charity Regulators this week in an effort to help the donating public avoid questionable fundraising … Continue reading

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BBB celebrates National Small Business Week, May 4-8

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, creating about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, … Continue reading

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BBB celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. NCPW 2015 will take place March 1 through March 7, 2015. Better Business Bureau (BBB) … Continue reading

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BBB announces new Code of Advertising

BBB has been advocating for truthful advertising since 1917, which means that the organization has seen many changes in advertising practices over the years.  The public now regularly encounters ads that make claims about how products affect the environment, how … Continue reading

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Looking for a temp job this holiday season? BBB offers advice for job seekers

BBB offers advice for job seekers looking for temporary work ‘Tis the season to hire seasonal employees, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Retailers are expected to hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers this holiday, a 14 percent … Continue reading

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BBB hosts National Moving Month kickoff at Austin headquarters

May is National Moving Month, the start of what is traditionally the busiest time of year for people changing residences. On Tuesday, May 6, national and state leaders gathered at an event designed to help consumers avoid getting scammed by unlicensed … Continue reading

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Don’t get taken by the 12 scammer swindles

Only 12 days until Christmas and although the holidays may bring out the best in people, it can also alert scammers to take advantage of your generosity. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants … Continue reading

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Don’t be plagued by a bad shopping experience this Black Friday

It’s that time of year again! One of the busiest shopping events of the year is right around the corner. While some Black Friday shoppers will stick to online purchases, others are preparing to brave the crowds to snag a … Continue reading

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