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Clock is Ticking on Time Frame for Gift Returns

One in three people is expected to return one or more holiday gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation. And the time frame in which the gift can be returned begins when the item is purchased, not received. … Continue reading

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Ransomware Now Taking Form of ‘Drive-By Attacks’

Better Business Bureau warns that a new and more dangerous form of ransomware is targeting businesses and consumers alike.   Until now, ransomware has relied on a user downloading malware, either from the Internet or as an attachment to an … Continue reading

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BBB Offers Tips for Cyber Safe Holiday Travel

If you’re driving or flying this holiday season to visit family and friends, you’ll most likely not only have your smartphone, but your laptop, tablet or other smart devices with you.   While these devices make it a snap to … Continue reading

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Tax Scam No. 1 – Imposter Scams Fill BBB’s Top Scams of 2015

Most likely you may have received one or more calls from fraudsters posing as IRS agents calling to inform you that you have back taxes and that you must wire the funds immediately or risk going to jail. The tax … Continue reading

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Scammers Want to Deliver a Not-So-Merry Holiday

Free shipping and two-day shipping are a boon for holiday shoppers wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle of in-store shopping. It’s also a boon for scam artists who call or email to let you know you’re receiving a package, … Continue reading

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BBB Tips to Circumvent Unexpected Holiday Emergencies

So you think you’re all set for the holidays: Decorations? Check. Gifts wrapped? Check. Christmas cookies iced? Check. What could possibly go wrong? Possibly nothing. Unfortunately, one can never predict when the hot water heater will go on the fritz … Continue reading

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Tips for Smart Holiday Giving

Fundraising letters and cards are filling mailboxes and inboxes with appeals for end-of-the-year donations. You’re in a giving mood, so without thinking you send a check here, donate there and hand over loose change whenever you pass a bellringer in … Continue reading

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BBB Institute Announces New Advisory Board Members

Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust has added two members to its Board of Advisors for 2015-16. Joining the board are Dan Dennie, director of business development for Banner Health, Northern Colorado Area, and Terri Rittenburg, associate professor of … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Business for Holiday Hazards

Small business owners who are decking the halls for the holidays should take extra precautions to prevent injuries among employees and customers. “Many businesses add seasonal employees this time of year to manage the throngs of holiday shoppers and increased … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Kicks Into High Gear

The biggest shopping weekend of the year – Black Thursday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday – is just around the corner, but many shoppers – 57 percent – have already gotten a jump on holiday gift-buying, according to the … Continue reading

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