Category Archives: BBB

New BBB Advertising Standards Reflect 21st Century Advertising in Traditional and New Media

Arlington, VA (February 12, 2015) – Better Business Bureau has made comprehensive changes to its cornerstone product, the BBB Code of Advertising, to reflect the many new ways advertisers reach consumers via websites, social media, texting and other channels. Every … Continue reading

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IRS Impostors Top BBB’s 10 Scams of 2014

IRS impostor scams top the list of scams encountered in 2014 by consumers, according to Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming. And, according to Shelley Polansky, vice president of communications, these scams are showing no signs of losing … Continue reading

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BBB Warning: Scammers Already Sending Fake Anthem Emails

It never takes long for scammers to exploit the latest news. Just a day after the announcement that as many as 80 million customers of Anthem could be victims of a data breach, scammers are sending out emails that very … Continue reading

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BBB Offers Advice on What to Do After a Data Breach Compromises Your Identity

Arlington, VA (February 5, 2015) – Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of the latest corporate data breach, this one at Anthem Insurance. Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information (PII) from current and former Anthem customers, including … Continue reading

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BBB Offers Tips for Online Dating Sites

It’s no longer unusual to hear someone answer “on the Internet” to the age-old question: How’d you meet your spouse? A Pew Center study shows that 11 percent of American adults have ventured into the world of online dating via … Continue reading

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BBB Hires Social Media Specialist

John Infante has been hired to the fill the newly created position of social media specialist for Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming. He will oversee both social media management and content production. Previously, Infante was a contributor … Continue reading

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Smart Tips for Raising Digital Citizens

The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk.   … Continue reading

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United Way of Weld County and BBB Partner on Charity Standards

United Way of Weld County and Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming Center for Nonprofit Excellence have joined forces to ensure that nonprofits funded through United Way’s Community Impact Fund meet BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. BBB … Continue reading

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BBB/Rotary Seek Scholarship Applicants

Junior and senior high school students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming are invited to apply for the $5,000 BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship awarded annually in April. Application deadline is Feb. 2.   The scholarship is presented by Better Business Bureau Center … Continue reading

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It’s Tax ID Theft Awareness Week — Are You Ready?

Are you ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information – like your Social Security number – … Continue reading

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