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Scam watch: Twitter, Steve Jobs, government grants

Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Twitter hacking – The Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to take precautions to avoid being tricked into giving away their Twitter passwords in email phishing...

Criticize The Better Business Bureau... And They'll Pull Your Accreditation

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For many consumers, the Better Business Bureau is considered the authoritative, objective source on whether or not a small business is trustworthy. Most people think of the group as being quite trustworthy itself. But who's the Better...Show More Summary

NARC Starts Flexing More Muscle

Summary: The Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Review Council, the hand-slapper of the advertising industry, has been receiving a good amount of attention in these past couple of days due to the growing issues in advertising...Show More Summary

Used cars, immigration lotteries: Your weekly ScamWatch

Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Used cars –- Consumers should take caution to avoid fake dealerships when purchasing used cars on the Internet, the Better Business Bureau said in a news...

Better Business Bureau outlines the top 10 scams – infographic

AgentGenius - Real Estate News Unscripted for Realtors & Brokers Top 10 scams You’ve heard of the spectrum of scams ranging from major mortgage straw buyer schemes to the Nigerian Prince emails soliciting money. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) studied the top scams of 2010 based on inquiries, complaints and [...]Show More Summary

Buyer Beware: BBB Highlights Top 10 Online Scams [INFOGRAPHIC]

Who would know better about how to deal with online scams and swindles than the Better Business Bureau (BBB)? When people are ripped off, the tr…

Sales Tip of the Day: STRAIGHT ON

I once received a phone solicitation from a bureau that serves better businesses. The call began with some niceties (“how are you today?” and “hope everything is going well for you”), a little explanation about what they do and who....

Consumer Reports: "Still Reason For Concern" About BBB Ratings

Citing examples such as the Better Business Bureau's A- ratings for Publisher's Clearinghouse and coin-dealer Universal Syndications, Consumer Reports says there's "still reason for concern about the accuracy" of the BBB's ratings, despite recent changes made by the agency. Show More Summary

BBB Consumer Alert Roundup

The Better Business Bureau recently issued a number of consumer warnings, so to make it easier for you to stay on top of them all, Consumer Ally decided to condense and combine a few below for your convenience. Jamaican Phone Scams The...Show More Summary

Beware of Green Dot MoneyPak Scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on guard for a rising tide of scams involving Green Dot MoneyPaks, reloadable debit cards that are widely available nationwide at more than 50,000 locations. Moneypaks can be used for funding PayPal accounts and to pay phone, cable or credit card bills. Show More Summary

Consumer Alert Roundup: Penny Auction Sites, Advance Fee Loans and Automotive Service Scams

The Better Business Bureau has issued a slew of consumer warnings recently, so to make it easier for you to keep on top of them all, Consumer Ally decided to condense and combine a few below for your convenience. Dicey Penny AuctionShow More Summary

Think Hard Before Signing Up for an Electronics Buy-Back Programs

Technology buy-back programs may be a good way to keep up with the Joneses, but the U.S. Better Business Bureau cautioned consumers to examine the advantages and disadvantages before locking into a program. Retailers like Best Buy, Radio Shack and Walmart have buy-back programs designed to keep consumers up to date on the latest gizmos. Show More Summary

Could BBB Be a Player in Local?

3 years agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

A couple of years ago a friend and I had a discussion about the potential opportunity for the Better Business Bureau in local search: on the consumer side, with advertisers or both. The “BBB” has some brand recognition, associated with integrity and trust. That brand could be enhanced and developed further. The organization could do [...]

BBB Encourages Facebook for Customer Interaction

The Better Business Bureau is kind of what people used before they could run to Facebook, Yelp and Twitter to share the good and bad experiences they’d had with certain businesses. The agency’s letter ratings and customer feedback served as a kind of Google Maps Reviews of the past, warning potential customers of a shady [...]

Better Business Bureau Offers Enhanced Business Review Listings

The Better Business Bureau has long been a reliable resource for reviews of businesses for consumers. Now BBB is taking a page from Google and Yelp by offering enhanced business reviews. Not only can customers post reviews, for better...Show More Summary

Six Ways to Avoid Scams

In a tough economy, it's a sad but true fact that scams and financial fraud of all kinds seem to flourish like weeds. According to the Better Business Bureau, complaints to the agency rose 10% in 2010, with consumers filing 1.1 million complaints against North American businesses. Show More Summary

Charity Scams Are Asking for Mississippi Flood Relief Money

The Better Business Bureau and federal authorities are warning consumers to be on their guard against fake charities trying to scam money in the name of Mississippi flood relief. While neither the BBB's Wise Giving Alliance nor the U.S. Show More Summary

Bogus Balms Bureau: Business Group Props Up STD Scams

The feds have busted 12 shady STD treatment companies—and the Better Business Bureau might be collateral damage

Mortgage fraud, prescription drugs, boiler room: Your weekly ScamWatch

Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Mortgage lawsuits -- The Better Business Bureau recommends that homeowners not respond to a mailing asking them to join a "national" lawsuit against their mortgage companies....

Better Business Bureau Warns Against 'Free' Smokeless-Cigarette Promo

Hundreds of consumer complaints have poured in to the Better Business Bureau regarding a smokeless-cigarette promotional offer that appears to have left trial-minded customers with the impression that they were burned. Direct E-Cig's...Show More Summary

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