Bogus e-mails claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau are notifying companies of supposed customer grievances. The e-mail recipient is asked to review the attached “complaint,” which actually contains a virus. This scam is among five featured in the latest report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
In the past week, the charity Invisible Children and their viral “Kony 2012? campaign has skyrocketed in visibility- and along with it, criticism of the org and its motivations has been raised. (Amusingly, late-night talk show host Bill Maher said that upon the appearance of the Kony 2012 campaign, he’d surged several points ahead of [...]Show More Summary
The Better Business Bureau warns you about the biggest scams that reared their ugly heads in 2011. No doubt there are folks still using these to try to separate you from your money, or even worse, your personal information that can yield even more money through identity theft. The best defense? Know them, avoid them, [...]
Scammers keep getting more sophisticated. And as usual, they prey on the vulnerable. Here's a list of the 10 Biggest Scams of 2011 according to the Better Business Bureau. The job scam alone is cringe worthy. An emotional roller coaster.... Read more
Financial services topped the list of New Yorkers' complaints to the Better Business Bureau last year, reports Bloomberg's Margaret Collins. The main target of their ire? Mortgages, mortgage loan modifications and refinancing, with 7,267...Show More Summary
Bloomberg News - (Bloomberg) - Consumers in the New York City area complained the most about issues with financial services companies last year, officials said. The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York received 7,267 complaints...Show More Summary
The Better Business Bureau reports a number of complaint report messages going around that appear to be from the bureau, but are really phishing scams.
The Better Business Bureau just released some good news: In 2011, consumers consulted the BBB far more often than they did the year before, and they lodged fewer complaints. Surely that's a sign that consumers are learning to look before...Show More Summary
“Stung by a dismal mark last year, the KEL law firm has filed a federal lawsuit against the Better Business Bureau of Central Florida that challenges its rating system, accuses it of false advertising and seeks unspecified damages for alleged business defamation.” The firm of Kaufman, Englett and Lynd contends the BBB’s evaluations are misleading, [...]
CHW Group, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of New Jersey, Inc., 2012 WL 426292 (D.N.J.) CHW sells home warranties, and objected to the BBB’s rating system, which was allegedly a two-tier pay-to-play system where “donating” to he BBB automatically improved a company’s ratings. Show More Summary
After his Xbox Live account was stolen, Josh had to file a Better Business Bureau complaint in order to make MIcrosoft pay attention to him and restore his account access. After three months, he was delighted to log back in to his account,...Show More Summary
The Better Business Bureau just realized its list of the top scams of 2011. Just because the year is relatively new, doesn't mean you should waive off last year's scams. Here are five of the worst that will still be prevalent in 201...
You can't believe everything you read, nor can you trust everything you hear on TV. Especially if it sounds something like "four out of five people choose LG Cinema 3D over Sony and Samsung for overall 3D experience." Apparently theShow More Summary
The Better Business Bureau is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, they’ve made an infographic of their accomplishments. The top of the graphic is below, and the full version is available here.
Believe it or not, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been around for 100 years. Their latest infographic provides a highlight of their biggest events from the first BBB in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1912 to the release of their app in 2011.... Read more
The countdown to Super Bowl XLVI has begun, and while you're gearing up to cheer on either the NY Giants or the New England Patriots (may we suggest a color palette of red, white and blue?) the Better Business Bureau is reminding football fans to avoid being sacked by knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and phony game tickets. Show More Summary
You've taught me to be paranoid when it comes to computer email, Dave, which is good. I got a note from a gal named Shawna Dennis from the Better Business Bureau saying that they've received a complaint from one of my customers and that I should reply to the complaint to share my side of the story. Show More Summary
E-mailed notifications purport to be customer complaints sent via the Better Business Bureau.
When Chicago's CBS 2 went to report on the rash of Better Business Bureau complaints against penny auction sites -- which promise bottom-dollar deals on everything from laptops to sports cars but which critics say is nothing but another...Show More Summary
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Discount electronics -– Consumers should be careful when shopping for electronics on the Internet during the holidays, the Better Business Bureau said. Some shady people have...