Category Archives: BBB

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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Don’t Let Scammers Ruin your Summer Vacation

Renting someone else’s home, condo or apartment can be a fun alternative to staying in a hotel or motel. Nowadays, it’s easy to connect directly with property owners who advertise their vacation homes online. Vacation rentals can offer flexibility and … Continue reading

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Beware of Summer Festival Scams

BBB is warning consumers to be on the lookout for various festival and event ticket scams this summer. How the Scam Works: You see a great deal on tickets to a summer festival in your city, usually through a social … Continue reading

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BBB Seeks Torch Award Nominations

Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is accepting nominations of both charities and businesses for the 2017 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The 19th annual event in April will recognize businesses and a nonprofit … Continue reading

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BBB Offers Ten Giving Tips for Orlando Tragedy

In the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, the BBB Serving Central Florida and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the national charity monitoring arm of the Better Business Bureau, caution donors about potential red flags in fundraising … Continue reading

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BBB Tips to Ensure Wise Giving on Memorial Day

Arlington, VA  (May 25, 2016) – On Memorial Day, the holiday that seeks to pay tribute to those who gave their lives serving in the military, many of us will pay respects to those who died by responding to requests … Continue reading

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Is Your Car Connected? Watch out for Potential Scams

Many vehicles can now connect to the Internet, enabling drivers to play music, use GPS, and access roadside assistance without their phone. Unfortunately, Internet connection comes with a potential drawback. It opens up your car to the risk of hacking, … Continue reading

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