Tag Archive: Better Business Bureau

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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Nov 11 2013

Preventing burglaries: Choosing the right home alarm system

Although I take a certain amount of comfort from statistics that show major declines in most types of crime throughout the U.S., I also know that burglaries have increased in areas surrounding my neighborhood over the last few years. I was finally prompted to take action was when my family returned home after being away …

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Sep 21 2013

Grandparent scam steals from senior Texans

Many scams are designed to prey on the elderly, one of which is the family emergency scam – often known as the grandparent scam. Although variations of this scam have been around for a long time, it has become more sophisticated with the proliferation of information online. To add credibility to their calls and emails, …

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Mar 04 2013

Should you hire a tax preparer?

The U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and currently spans thousands of pages – even government experts can’t agree exactly how long it is. So it’s not surprising that millions of Americans hire professional tax preparers to complete their returns. Relinquishing the onerous task of calculating your taxes to a professional may save …

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Dec 13 2011

Malicious emails touting BBB

By AG Abbott A malicious new spam email claiming to originate from the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recently hit inboxes across Texas. The unsolicited email message, which may include the subject line, “Complaint from your customers,” intentionally creates a false appearance of legitimacy because the return email address is riskmanager@bbb.org. The end of …

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