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Looking for a home? Beware of deceptive mortgage ads

Are you looking to purchase your dream home? Chances are you’ve seen a couple of mortgage ads promising low rates or payments. But just because an offer seems perfect, it doesn’t mean it can’t have some flaws 

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Spring into a new job without getting scammed

As the warm spring weather moves in, the job market begins to heat up, too. However, BBB is warning people of scammers trying to trick job seekers looking for honest work.

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What is a scam & how do I spot one?

What is a scam? We’ve all heard someone say they have been scammed or believed someone was trying to scam them. But what does that mean? A scam is defined as a dishonest scheme or fraud. Essentially, someone trying to … Continue reading

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Protecting your identity

There is a proverb that says a person’s good name is worth more than silver or gold. No one knows that better than identity thieves and they are ready to cash in on yours. In 2015, nearly half a million … Continue reading

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How your health can become a target for scammers

  “All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health” is a quote by Reba McEntire. But if that is true, then con-artists have not gotten the memo. While your health may not seem like something that can … Continue reading

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National Consumer Protection Week: preventing ID theft

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin offers tips for keeping your identity safe Identity theft is one of the most common crimes to strike consumers and is growing in frequency. As part of … 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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National Consumer Protection Week: How to give wisely all year long

Do you enjoy giving back, but want to be sure your dollar is used responsibly? As part of National Consumer Protection Week, BBB offers some wise giving tips for charitable giving. There are many ways to help those across the … Continue reading

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National Consumer Protection Week: Preventing identity theft

Identity theft is one of the most common crimes to strike consumers–and the crime is growing more frequent. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, your BBB is shedding light on ways to protect yourself. There were more than 28,000 … Continue reading

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National Consumer Protection Week Daily Tip: Common Scams

Scammers are pretty doggone persistent. They come at you through emails, phone calls and even text messages. You have to keep your guard up as a consumer, because scam artists will do whatever they can to separate you from your … Continue reading

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