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  • BBB Tip of the Week: Student loan debt relief scam halted

    Student Aid Institute, Inc., a California based company, is facing stiff penalties from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for some shady business practices. The CFPB faults the debt services company …


  • BBB Tip of Week: Watch out for fake Macy’s emails

    It appears that Macy’s Inc. is the next major company to be targeted by scammers.


  • BBB Tip of the Week: High School Diploma Scams

    The Federal Trade Commission recently charged three operators of online “high schools” with deceptive and misleading practices for claiming that their diploma programs were legitimate.


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Jamaican scammers’ latest efforts

    Jamaican scammers are calling unsuspecting consumers across the country, but this time they are pretending to be representatives of BBB. According to Emily Patterson of the Council of Better Business …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Credit reports

    These days, your credit report affects your ability to get house and car loans at decent interest rates and a host of other things. Some employers even do a background …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Online payday loan debt collector

    A California man at the center of 4,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission and state attorney generals’ offices has agreed to settle charges that he and his companies worked …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: ‘News’ websites

    Just the other day I was watching TV with my family when we saw a commercial claiming a certain supplement made a 70-year-old man look like a 30-year-old. My natural …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Telemarketers and timeshare properties

    The Federal Trade commission has cracked down on a telemarketing operation accused of deceiving consumers trying to sell their timeshare properties. Vacation Property Services Inc. made tens of thousands of …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Information security risks

    According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today’s business owners must protect against information security risks. It’s not only part of protecting your bottom line, it’s a part of …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Credit repair

    If your credit is less than perfect, you’re not alone. Many companies today promise credit repair. But can you trust them? The Federal Trade Commission recently mailed about 800 checks …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Head lice

    Last week I told you that the Federal Trade Commission recently filed deceptive advertising charges against a marketer of bed bug and head lice treatments. Back-to-school season does bring, unfortunately, …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Scam phone calls

    The scam phone call most often reported to the BBB is that of the bogus grant. It goes like this: “Hi, you’ve won a government grant. All you have to …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Deductible-saving promises

    Be cautious when contractors promise to save your deductible: Autumn brings monsoons and hurricanes to the east coast, and can bring storms in the Pacific Northwest. Be cautious when companies …


  • BBB Tip of the Week: Tighter rules for mortgage companies

    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced tighter rules for your mortgage service company — the people who collect and apply your house payments on behalf of …

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