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Aug 30 2015

Strategies for Mold Prevention

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By Michelle Agbayni Mold – it’s not a fun subject, but it’s a serious one – even in the summertime. Flash flooding from summer storms can cause standing water around buildings. Flooding and leaks are the leading causes of mold in homes, and recent studies show that approximately fifty percent of all homes have been …

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Aug 23 2015

Utility Scams Target Businesses

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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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Jun 26 2015

BBB Warns Area Residents About Corrupt Roofing Companies

Area home owners are being warned about a roofing company which has reportedly been cheating property owners out of thousands of dollars this summer. BBB has been receiving calls from Van Zandt County residents regarding disreputable roofing companies who are targeting the Van area following the recent tornado and heavy rains. Often times, dishonest contractors …

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Jun 24 2015

Windows 10 Update Will Make Users Prime Targets for Scam Artists

In just over a month, Windows 10 will be released as a free download via Windows Update. This will be prime opportunity for scam artists to trick users into believing something is wrong with their computer. BBB advises consumers to be on the lookout for sales pitches from bogus tech support employees whose goal is …

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