Category Archives: BBB

BBB Warning: If Caller Asks “Can You Hear Me?,” Just Hang Up

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The “Can You Hear Me?” scam has long been used to coerce businesses into purchasing office supplies and directory ads they never actually ordered, but … Continue reading

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BBB Warns About Online Retailer

Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is warning consumers that it has received 14 unanswered complaints regarding Patriot EDC, a Wyoming Limited Liability Company. Five additional complaints are open and pending. According to the company’s website, “Patriot EDC … Continue reading

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BBB Launches Holiday Helper Guide

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is fast approaching. Last year more than 151 million people shopped during the three-day weekend of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.   If you plan to head out to the … Continue reading

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BBB Announces Nominees for 2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

Twenty one businesses and five charities from Northern Colorado and Wyoming have been named nominees for the 2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics presented for the 19th year locally by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust. Organizations were nominated by … Continue reading

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Scammers Get Political with Survey Phishing Con

Steer clear of political polling calls that promise gift cards in exchange for taking a voter survey. Survey cons are common but the US presidential campaign gives scammers a timely elections twist.    How the Scam Works: You get a … Continue reading

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Plan Now for Fall Home Maintenance Projects

The fall season is here and now is the time to review your fall home maintenance projects and make the necessary appointments with professionals. To assist you, Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming offers these reminders to check … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Campaign Donation Fraud

Scammers love to take advantage of major news events. This year, nothing is a bigger story in the United States than the 2016 presidential election. Watch out for cons that prey on would-be political donors. How the Scam Works: You … Continue reading

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Protect Your Smart TV from Hackers

We all know that computers and smartphones can be hacked and now joining that list are smart TVs. When you use your smart TV to browse the Internet or connect through apps, scammers can take advantage of security holes to … Continue reading

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New BBB Research Exposes Myths and Stereotypes About Scam Victims

The stereotype of the “little old lady” as scam victim is wrong, and Millennials are actually more vulnerable to scams than Baby Boomers. That’s the conclusion of new research by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB Institute). Marketplace scams … Continue reading

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BBB Warning: Enjoy Pokemon GO… with Caution

In just a few days, Pokemon GO has become the most downloaded phone app in the U.S. The app, which uses mapping software to create a virtual reality game, is getting children and adults out and about in their neighborhoods … Continue reading

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