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 the BBB gives Brookstone Law. According to the BBB, Brookstone Law was an accredited member but their accredidation … Read more

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 soap box about the benefits of adopting animals and the advantages of being a rescue parent (like myself!) … Read more

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 game tickets. Katherine Hutt, spokesperson for the Council of Better Business Bureaus states, “there are three good reasons … Read more

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 and reputable company (mainly because of the use of the word “Bureau”) but are in fact charging consumers … 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 … 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 … Read more

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 “cautioning businesses and consumers about a website and phone calls that are purporting to be from BBB about … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

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 cancer and month charities and foundations usually see a spike in donations during the month of October for … Read more

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 are having direct withdrawals taken but that they have never had any contact or even heard of Funds … 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 … Read more

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 in those up-front fees with businesses trying to exploit loopholes. The whole purpose of the Telemarketing Sales Ruling … Read more