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Are you Ready for Baseball Season?

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California offers advice for buying baseball tickets and gear

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Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Identity theft is the unauthorized use of another’s identity to commit crimes or for financial gain, like opening accounts, filing taxes, or making purchases. Unfortunately, it can happen to anyone. In 2017, it was the second most reported complaint to

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Beware of Scammers on National Puppy Day

Tomorrow is National Puppy Day, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) is providing tips on buying or adopting a pet and reminding consumers to be on guard against online puppy scams. “Don’t be in a hurry when deciding to bring a dog in

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Protect Your Wallet and Identity during March Madness

The first game of “March Madness”, the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament, is March 13! Although no games are being played in Northern California this year, hardcore fans will certainly either be glued to their TVs or traveling to see

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Online Purchase Scams are the Riskiest Type of Fraud, According to 2017 Data from BBB Scam Tracker

Online purchase scams are now the riskiest form of consumer fraud, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In 2017, consumers reported more than 47,000 scams to BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker). BBB analyzed this information using

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Start With Trust® When Filing Your Taxes

Are you prepared for April 17? Although it feels like 2018 just started, your taxes are due next month! Taxes can be confusing and overwhelming, but your BBB is here to help. You have a few options when it comes

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Payday Loans May Come at a High Cost

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California offers tips for responsible short-term borrowing

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