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Sep 18 2015

Don’t Get Outsmarted

Female Home Tutor Helping Girl With Studies

The school year is back in full swing, and if your child needs help preparing for the SAT or would benefit from assistance with math or science, they’re not alone. Nationally, BBB has received over 82,000 inquiries about tutoring services in the last 12 months. To make sure you get the most out of your …

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Sep 11 2015

BBB Wise Giving Alliance


BBB Wise Giving Alliance Issues Donor Advisory for Syrian Refugee Assistance Arlington, VA – September 8, 2015–As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to grow, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) warns donors to be cautious when making donations to assist refugees in need. “Tragedies generate public sympathy but unfortunately also attract scam fund raising efforts,” …

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Aug 23 2015

Utility Scams Target Businesses


BBB serving Central East Texas has received reports that businesses are receiving phone calls from individuals posing as Oncor Electric Delivery Company employees. Consumers report that these individuals are threatening them with disconnection of service if payment is not made immediately. BBB reminds business owners that impostor scams are common, and advises them to check …

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Aug 14 2015

Get it in Writing: Why Contracts Matter

By Mechelle Agbanyi When consumers contact BBB to file a grievance with a company, one of the first items our staff requests is the copy of the contract. All too often, we see one of the parties withdraw or alter an arrangement in which there is no contract; this makes a difficult situation for all …

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Aug 09 2015

Attention Renters: Be on the Lookout for Phony Rental Listings

By Mechele Mills BBB is warning renters to be on the lookout for phony ads on craigslist and other internet services when looking for a rental property or apartment. Bogus ads for rental properties across the country are cropping up. These ads are aimed at stealing money from unsuspecting renters. In most cases, the perpetrator …

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Aug 01 2015

Selecting a Trustworthy Child Care Provider

By Michele Mills One of the hardest and most important choices working parents can make is deciding who will care for their children while they’re at work. On average, 61 percent of kids under 5 have arrangements for some type of regular childcare. With so many choices, how can you begin to choose what’s right …

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Jul 16 2015

Online Safety for Kids

It’s summertime, and along with the extra outdoor activities, children will have more time indoors, which means they’ll have additional time to spend online. Today’s children spend up to seven and a half hours a day online playing games, doing research for school or using social networking sites. While the internet offers numerous opportunities for children, it also …

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Jul 06 2015

Tips: Buying a Used Car

By Mechele Agbayani Mills Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily calls from consumers who question a recent purchase they made or are confused by the used car industry as a whole. What sorts of problems do you look for, …

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