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BBB Alerts & Tips

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    IRS May Call You After All

    The IRS imposter scam has been the #1 most reported scam to BBB the last two years. To help people in the community recognize a tax scam, we always gave the advice that the IRS will never call you to collect an outstanding tax debt. However, the IRS has changed the way it deals with …

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    Follow These Tips for Choosing the Right Lawn Service

    Spring is in the air and if you are like many, you might be getting anxious to be outside to tend to your outdoor space. Whether your lawn needs a little touch-up or complete makeover, it’s important to find the right helping hands. Last year, Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming received more …

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    Debt Collection Con New Twist

    Debt collection scams are one of the most frightening and persistent types of cons. BBB warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new twist that claims to be collecting on cash advances. The scam works like this. You receive an automated call allegedly from a company claiming to be collecting payment for a …

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    If Caller Asks “Can You Hear Me?,” Just Hang Up

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The “Can You Hear Me?” scam has long been used to coerce businesses into purchasing office supplies and directory ads they never actually ordered, but now it’s targeting individual consumers, as well. For the last few days of January, more than half …

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    BBB Warns About Online Retailer

    Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is warning consumers that it has received 14 unanswered complaints regarding Patriot EDC, a Wyoming Limited Liability Company. Five additional complaints are open and pending. According to the company’s website, “Patriot EDC is a group of working class patriots bringing you the tools you need for day to day …

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    BBB Warning: Rocky Mountain Film Lab

    Better Business Bureau Serving Denver/Boulder is issuing a warning on a pattern of complaints concerning Rocky Mountain Film Lab. Steve Dock is the owner of the business, which specializes in obtaining images from old films, and claims to be the world’s premiere developer of antique, esoteric, vintage, outdated and old film. This business currently has …

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    BBB Offers Tips for Finding Reliable Assistance With Weight Loss, Fitness Goals

    If this is the year in which you plan to take control of your weight and fitness, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has advice that can help you evaluate fitness products or health clubs, avoid scams and find reliable businesses. BBB receives thousands of complaints each year about weight loss services, gyms, and health products. Common …

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    BBB Top Ten Scams of 2016: Tax Scam is Still #1 Despite Raid in India

    Reports to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India. The list was compiled based on more than 30,000 scam reports filed by consumers on bbb.org/scamtracker, a free interactive online tool launched last year by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust. …

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    Develop a Plan If Attending Winter/Spring Trade Shows

    Trade shows, expos and business fairs are in full swing for people interested in new ideas for their homes & gardens, couples planning a wedding and for those in the market for boats and RVs. If you plan to attend an expo, BBB offers these tips: • Visit the show’s website or social media page …

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    Be on the Lookout for Holiday Scams

    Santa isn’t the only one keeping track of who is naughty and who is nice! Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of these common holiday scams: Be cautious shopping online. Because many retailers now have chip card readers, fraud at bricks-and-mortar stores is down, so scammers have shifted their efforts online. Use a credit (not debit) …

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