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BBB Alerts & Tips

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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in obtaining images from old films, and claims to be the world’s premiere developer of antique, esoteric, vintage, outdated and old film.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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    BBB Launches Holiday Helper Guide

    The biggest shopping weekend of the year is fast approaching. Last year more than 151 million people shopped during the three-day weekend of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. If you plan to head out to the stores or shop online this holiday season, Better Business Bureau’s Holiday Helper Guide (bbb.org/holidayhelper) offers the following information and tips …

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    Better Business Bureau Sees a Huge Drop in Reports of IRS Scam Since Raid in India

    Mumbai police shut down call center, arrest 70 suspects Arlington, VA (October 20, 2016) – The top scam reported to the Better Business Bureau is the tax scam (also known as the IRS scam), which has accounted for about one in four reports to BBB Scam Tracker during its first year of operation. But BBB …

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    Consumer Advisory

    Consumer Resources A) To Remove Your Name From Mail/Phone Marketing Lists: 1. Register land-line and cell phones with the National Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov, or by calling 1-888-382-1222. Once registered, it becomes permanent. 2. To remove your name from junk mail lists, write to the Mail Preference Services, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY …

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