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

    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...

    • Posted December 26, 2012
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  • BBB Warns Of Phony Puppy Purchases

    As an avid animal lover I believe there’s a special place in hell for pet scammers. No, not people that scam your pets, people that are scammer prospective pet buyers. I will refrain from getting on my...

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Super Bowl Scams On The Rise

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL…. scams? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) publicly announced a warning to consumers this week to be on high alert for super bowl scams; specifically knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia and phony...

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Consumer Warning: Bureau Of Prescription Health Charging For Free Assistance

    If you’ve been doing business or contemplating doing business with the Missouri-based Bureau of Prescription Health the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to avoid this company. The Bureau of Prescription Health sounds like a trustworthy...

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Contractors Beware! $99 Advance Fee Job Scam

    It was announced yesterday that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting contractors across the country to be on the look out for telephone solicitors attempting to convince them to sign up for an online program that...

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Your 2012 New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Get Scammed!

    History repeats itself. Fact. George Santayana once stated, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This fact holds true with every aspect of one’s life, especially in one’s financial life. And especially in...

    • Posted January 9, 2012
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  • Envelope Please! The Top Ten Scams Of 2011 Are In!

    Every year the Better Business Bureau investigates hundreds of thousands of scams, from the novel to the old. Recently they compiled and published a list of the top ten scams of 2011 including nine major categories and...

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • 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...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Must Have Black Friday Shopping Tips!

    We are officially one week away from my favorite and most dreaded shopping day of the year. That’s right folks, Black Friday is here! The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released an excellent Black Friday shopping tip...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • FTC Settles Charges Against Children’s Social Media Network After Collecting Personal Information Without Parental Consent

    The operator of SkidEKids.com has settled charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after collecting children’s information without parental consent. The website, SkidEKids.com, has been marketed and advertised as a website similar to Facebook or Myspace but...

    • Posted November 8, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted November 7, 2011
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  • Did You Win $2.5 Million And A Mercedes Benz From The BBB? I Didn’t Think So…

    If you receive a phone call claiming that you’ve won $2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz from a “representative” of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) be wary and hang up! The BBB put out a warning today...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • 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)...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • 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,...

    • Posted October 31, 2011
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  • Beware Of Breast Cancer… And Breast Cancer Scams

    It’s that time of the year folks; charity walks, pink ribbons and women posting obscure Facebook status updates in honor of, you guessed it, Breast Cancer Awareness month! Due to the awareness (and sometimes re-awareness) of this...

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • BBB Warns Of Unapproved Funds Directly Withdrawn By Funds Direct

    Yesterday the Better Business Bureau (BBB) put put a warning of an “instant cash” Las Vegas company, Funds Direct, that are allegedly debiting consumer’s accounts $30 without authorization. Complaints filed by consumers are saying that their accounts...

    • Posted October 19, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted October 17, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted October 5, 2011
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  • It’s Been A Year Since The TSR – What’s Changed With Debt Settlement?

    A year ago this month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) barred debt settlement companies that used telemarketing from accepting up-front fees. Although it’s been an entire year since this change we are still see companies trying sneak...

    • Posted October 4, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted September 26, 2011
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  • Mass Joinder Lawsuits Scam Targets Foreclosure Cases Over Phone

    With so many facing foreclosure on their homes and properties in the United States many need to beware of being targeted by scammers in their vulnerable and stressful financial states. If you’re facing foreclosure, scammers want to...

    • Posted September 26, 2011
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  • Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB Warns Of “Secret Shopper” Scam

    Last week the Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB issued a warning of a scam affecting Engle Road’s Hilton Downtown and National Tube Form. Across the country people are receiving letters telling them they’ve been chosen as a Secret...

    • Posted September 19, 2011
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