Don’t let thieves and scammers crack your bank vault

Your personal financial information, including things like bank account numbers, debit card numbers and PIN numbers, can be some of the most important pieces of information that you need to keep private. Unfortunately, thanks to technology, there are more ways than ever for thieves and scammers to get their hands on this information. Here are…

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 local government agencies to promote consumer education during the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week,…

BBB’s top 10 consumer tips for 2013

Better Business Bureau is challenging consumers to be smarter, safer consumers in 2013. By following these 10 simple New Year’s resolutions, consumers will be prepared to combat scammers and protect themselves from fraud: Do your research. Whether it’s a business you’re looking to hire or a product you’re looking to buy, take the time to…

FTC introduces new website for consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has launched consumer.ftc.gov, a new website that provides information to help inform consumers. According to the site’s blog: The site is dynamic and integrates a slew of features, including videos and games, better search results, and a blog. The information has been streamlined to highlight actionable, practical tips about a wide range…