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Impostor Scams: Who’s Really Contacting You?

Learn the top 15 legitimate organizations used for by scammers for impersonation

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Posted in Consumer Tips, Scams

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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Posted in Computers - Internet - Privacy, Consumer Tips, Scams

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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Posted in Computers - Internet - Privacy, Consumer Tips, Scams

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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BBB Study: Online Romance Scams Stealing Millions from Unsuspecting Victims

In a press conference Tuesday morning, which included representation from AARP, Zoosk, a BBB Accredited Businesses, and Nev Schulman, creator and host of MTV’s Catfish, Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a new study that reveals an estimated one million Americans

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Understanding and Avoiding Tax Identity Theft

Have you started filing your taxes? Although taxes aren’t due until April 17, the sooner you file, the better. One of the biggest benefits is that filing early can help prevent tax-related identity theft. According to the Internal Revenue Service

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