While your heart might want to help disaster victims in Japan or elsewhere, Better Business Bureau officials say that you should also keep your mind on your wallet. Natural disasters bring out con artists and schemers, Cindy Dudley,Show More Summary
As parents begin to sort out summer camp options for young ones, this year the Better Business Bureau cautions families to look beyond a glossy brochure and friendly sales pitch to make sure the camp they have in mind is safe, well-supervised, and not a money trap. "Many parents don't know that there is no government oversight of camps. Show More Summary
AT&T has confirmed what owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G have known since buying their device: It isn't yet capable of speedy uploads. In response to user complaints, press inquiries, and a Better Business Bureau investigation, AT&T has issued the following statement, "Be assured that AT&T has not 'capped' the upload speeds on the Atrix. Show More Summary
A communique from a "Customer Appeals Manager" at AT&T in response to a Better Business Bureau complaint regarding slow uploads on the Atrix 4G has surfaced over on xda-developers, and it looks to more or less confirm what we've suspected: the hardware's totally capable of pushing HSUPA speeds, it's just being held back for the moment. Show More Summary
AT&T on Thursday responded to a Better Business Bureau complaint alleging that the carrier is capping data speeds on new “4G” devices like the Motorola ATRIX 4G. The BBB grievance was part of a series of complaints, both public and private, pertaining to slower than expected upload speeds on devices like the ATRIX 4G and HTC’s Inspire 4G. Show More Summary
Rude debt collectors brought in the top number of complaints to one Attorney General's office last year. Next on the list? Telemarketing scams, say BBB officials. The Better Business Bureau and Missouri Attorney General Chris KosterShow More Summary
As Spring finally approaches and homeowners around the nation begin to contemplate home improvement projects, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to choose contractors with care to avoid getting scammed. According to the BBB, the home improvement industry regularly ranks among the top five sources of complaints year after year. Show More Summary
After receiving 442 complaints over three years, Better Business Bureau officials are warning consumers to be careful using the penny auction site Wavee. Complaints against the site come from around the country, including Tennessee, New Jersey, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Show More Summary
If you're ready to commit to going a gym to get fit, be careful. Complaints against gyms and health clubs are increasing, reports the Better Business Bureau. In 2009, the BBB received more than 7,780 complaints, up 21% from the previous...Show More Summary
Online and other tech-based travel scams might get a lot of attention these days, but the Better Business Bureau is warning overseas tourists to watch out for certain low-tech, longtime ruses that play upon our learned behavior and lowered-guard...Show More Summary
Mailboxes nationwide are full of promises for cash prizes, but the IRS and the Better Business Bureau say the only cash that's being spent is by victims. A Missouri marketing firm, Precision Performance Marketing, sends sweepstakes letters...Show More Summary
Rental scams are still haunting consumers -- targeting renter and landlord alike -- and giving rise to new warnings, especially for those using the free classified site Craigslist. The Better Business Bureau is reporting an increase in complaints about rental scams and suggests those on both sides of the lease should be careful. Show More Summary
The Better Business Bureau is warning people of a recent phishing scam in which the victim receives a phone call from someone impersonating a Microsoft representative.
The Better Business Bureau sent out an alert to warn fans about Super Bowl ticket cons. The advice is geared specifically toward Sunday's big game, but rings true for most sporting events: The BBB advises that you don't: Believe you're lucky. Show More Summary
College is expensive and financial aid funds are shrinking. But that doesn't mean you have to pay a company to help find scholarships and grants. The Better Business Bureau says it's hearing complaints from college parents and students that they've been bilked by companies that dangle promises of financial help but don't deliver. Show More Summary
Buy.com? Awarded Better Business Bureau’s A+ Rating Leading Online Retailer Recognized for Customer Service Efforts PR Newswire — February 1, 2011 ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Buy.com, The Internet Superstore(TM), today announced that it has received an A+, the highest rating for customer service, from the Better Business Bureau(TM) (BBB). Buy.com, which [...]
The Better Business Bureau sent out an alert that it's been bombarded with complaints about extended auto warranty companies. Gripes include deceptive sales practices -- including high-pressure phone sales tactics to get customers to pay upfront for contracts they can't see -- as well as insurance fraud. Show More Summary
Maybe he wasn’t aware of the laws, or maybe he was just looking to get connected to the Better Business Bureau office with no questions asked when a Minnesota man called the police station with a complaint about a prostitute he had hired. Apparently, the woman took his $200 and left without holding up her [...]
A roundup of alleged cons and iffy arrangements to watch out for. Gym memberships -- Have you resolved to lose weight in 2011? If joining a gym is part of the plan, the Better Business Bureau has some advice to...
Usually falling prey to your own vanity is a harmless affair. But it turns out, scams exploiting one's sense of pride are among those that are aimed at small-business owners."Vanity awards" were on the Better Business Bureau's recently released list...