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Brookstone Law Sues Better Business Bureau Over “Pay to Play” Grading System

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Brookstone Law out of Newport Beach, California has just filed suit against the Better Business Bureau of the Southland and the parent Council of Better Business Bureaus. One can only suppose this is over the F rating the BBB gives Brookstone Law. According to the BBB, Brookstone Law was an accredited member but their accredidation was revoked on May 23, ... Read More »

Better Business Bureau BBB Email Scam Alert

It appears someone is using the BBB to spoof emails to get people to go to various sites. The BBB says, “Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent SCAM alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that looks like it is from BBB, with the subject line “Complaint from your customers.” This e-mail is fraudulent; ignore its contents and ... Read More »

The BBB Warns Of Possible E-Book Scams

According to the American Association of Publishers e-book sales are growing exponentially. Between the months of January and August of 2011 e-book sales increased 144.4 percent to $649.2 million. In February the sale of e-books actually overcrowded the sale of paperback books. Since e-books are expected to be a popular holiday gift item the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has naturally ... Read More »

First Ever Central Florida Law Firm To Be Forced To Resign From BBB

KEL law firm, formally Kaufman, Englett & Lynd, has been forced to resign from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central Florida. The resignation of this Orlando based law firm marks “the first area law firm to be ousted in the business-rating agency’s 27-year history.” Apparently the BBB has complained that over the past year KEL has failed to resolve ... Read More »

Chimney Sweep Scams Sweeping The Country

You know, I moved to the South in an attempt to prolong warm weather enjoyment and avoid winter and cold weather, however, this year like many others I’ve found an early winter and cold autumn nights. In an attempt to boycott the cold weather I refused to turn the heat on in my house until absolutely necessary. I was determined ... Read More »

Second Annual Small Business Saturday Could Mean Deal For American Express Cardholders

November hosts Small Business Saturday! Never heard of it? Me either. But apparently in honor of the day which is dedicated to small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to support the day and attempting to spread awareness. “For the second year in a row, American Express OPEN has ... Read More »

BBB Warns of StubHub E-mail Scam

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) announced last week that a new phishing scam could be hitting an e-mail inbox near you! False e-mails are being sent from what appears to be ticketing sales site, StubHub (you know, the Ryan Secrest endorsed ticket site), and are tricking many victims into turning over personal information. Apparently it’s been reported that the e-mail ... Read More »

True Cradle Robbers – Stealing Credit From The Cradle

It’s often not a parent’s first thought to check the credit report of their minor child, however, it may now become a necessity. Not because a child may fraudulently be using credit without their parents’ knowledge but because scammers may have stolen their unused Social Security number and identity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) put out a warning last week ... Read More »

BBB Warns Of Gift Card Scam

It looks as if the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning the country yet again of gift card scams. Once back in July and again in September the BBB put out warnings that consumers should be very wary of the winning of gift cards. It is especially important for people to take caution if they receive an unsolicited phone call ... Read More »

New Sweepstakes Scam Using Bank Of America And BBB Logos

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of another sweepstakes scam now circulating. Apparently phone calls are being made stating you’ve won $3.5 million but in order to receive your money you have to wire them $25,000 to cover the insurance of your winnings. Luckily some consumers found this call to be somewhat odd and asked for more information. Given ... Read More »

Penny Auctions: If You’re Not Winning, You’re Losing

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A week ago the BBB posted an article in the blog section of their website entitled “Penny Auctions: Unless You Win, You’re Probably Wasting Time and Money.” Personally, I found it hard to believe that penny auction sites were at all accredited by the BBB – this new blog post of theirs makes me feel a little bit better. In ... Read More »

BBB to Regrade Debt Settlement Companies

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Multiple sources have now come forward to share with me information that shows the BBB has written an extensive guide on regrading BBB debt settlement company members. The bottom line is that the BBB recognizes the importance of the FTC Telemarketing Sales Rule implementation and is using that as the basis of the regrading. The good news is this will ... Read More »

William Mitchell, the CEO of the LA BBB, Resigns Amid Pay-for-Play Grading Scandal

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Not that long ago a controversy exploded that the BBB grading system was broken and not fair. A number of revelations came out and some of them not so flattering to the BBB. The Los Angeles Times is reporting William Mitchell, the CEO of the Southern California BBB has resigned following this embarrassment for “health concerns.” Okay, so the guy ... Read More »

Another Swift Kick to The Debt Settlement Industry

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On top of a miserable performance at the Senate hearings on debt settlement and the rolling out of the new Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act, the Better Business Bureau has issued a strong warning to consumers to avoid debt settlement services. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Better Business Bureau is warning financially troubled families to beware ... Read More »

I’m in Debt and Talked to CCCS and They Said They Could Not Help Me. – Ray

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Ray “Dear Steve, I have about $75,000 in credit card debt on 3 cards. I know I have been spending beyond my means and I have already changed my ways. I didn’t have any trouble paying my bills until a few months ago, when several things that needed cash added up. I have never been late on payment of any ... Read More »

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