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BBB Tips for Finding the Right Summer Camp

Parents, have your kids started counting down the days until summer vacation? With only a few months to go, it is important to start researching possible options for what your children will be doing in their time off. While you

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Spring is Here and it’s Time to Clean

Although the current weather may be deceiving, spring is in the air! It’s the time of year for flowers, sunshine, and cleaning. Organizing over-loaded closets, deep-cleaning carpets, and decluttering drawers is a great way to lighten up, feel good, and

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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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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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