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Happy customers turned into unhappy consumers for a used appliance store in Austin. Customers are alleging the items they bought from Affordable Appliances Plus never worked and were never fixed. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the … Continue reading
Imagine being locked out of your own files and the only way to access them is by paying someone you don’t know. This was the reality one Austin business had to face. The Davis Group, a media planning company, received … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
There are over 30 million businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Lots of chances to find bargains–or get ripped off. Each year, Better Business Bureau offers thousands of tips to help consumers to find businesses they can trust and avoid getting scammed. … Continue reading
Thousands of consumers turn to BBB as the preeminent resource on businesses, and our goal is to go the extra mile in encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their rights. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, BBB recommends … Continue reading
Debt, fraud and bad business practices, oh my! The modern landscape can be a minefield for consumers. Every year, local, state and national governments pass new consumer protection laws, but scammers and bad businessmen continue to thwart the laws’ best … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Close to 200 consumers nationwide have filed complaints with BBB in the past year because they were scammed after responding to an ad on Craigslist. The most common scams involve renting a home or applying for a job. The following … Continue reading
Consumers allege Leander-based websites take money, don’t deliver BBB recently investigated two websites based in Leander, Texas. Consumers from across the country allege they ordered prints and framed art from art-heist.com and hollywoodframed.com, but either never received their orders, received … Continue reading
Recently, several consumers have notified BBB about phone calls from individuals pretending to be debt collectors and threatening legal action or arrest. The consumers are told they must pay an outstanding debt over the phone immediately. In some cases, the … Continue reading