BBB Investigation: Austin-based custom clothing website claims to support charities, doesn’t deliver

Austin-based Threadstart.org promotes itself as a way for non-profit groups and individuals to create, buy and sell custom T-shirts and other apparel. Unfortunately, consumers and non-profit groups told BBB ThreadStart did not deliver products after taking payment and did not give promised donations. Consumers also allege they haven’t received promised refunds. Better Business Bureau serving…

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 world who need the help. From a shocking tsunami to devastating hurricanes, many Americans want…

BBB Wise Giving Alliance urges caution on donations for tornado relief

In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma yesterday, and in North Texas last week, Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance have issued tips to help donors make smart giving decisions and avoid scams. “It’s in our nature to move quickly when we see others in distress,” said Carrie Hurt,…