Use Mobile Payment Apps Safely

More and more smartphone owners are using their phones to make mobile payments. By storing credit or debit information on their phone, consumers can pay for goods and services, transfer money and receive receipts and confirmations from businesses. But, this could leave your personal information vulnerable and enticing to criminals. To protect your information, BBB…

Don’t break the bank paying for your next auto repair

The summer months can wreak havoc on your vehicle. With triple digit temperatures and long road trips, there could be a greater potential for consumers to experience problems this summer. If your check engine light comes on or you notice something is just not right, make sure to follow these BBB tips to find a…

Smartphone Users Falling Victim to Identity-Theft Fraud

According to the Wall Street Journal, about 7 percent of smartphone owners fell victim to identity-fraud in 2011 and are also about one-third more likely to fall prey to identity fraud than the general public. Protecting your smartphone is just as important as protecting your computer. Follow these basic steps that can help you increase…

Plan Ahead to Maximize Holiday Travel Safety

With less than three weeks until Christmas, many consumers are finalizing their holiday plans. While presents and food are important items, BBB recommends putting some extra thought into your travel arrangements, especially if you plan to take a road trip. December is already bringing low temperatures and rain to Texas, which creates potentially hazardous situations…