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BBB Tips: Holiday Returns

In 2017, 28% of us returned a holiday gift, with clothing topping the list. 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 12/26/2018

Scam Alert: Looking for This Season’s Hot Toy? Beware of Scams

Every year, there’s always one “must-have” toy on most kids’ holiday wish list. The toy sells out fast, and becomes expensive and hard to find. This year’s hot pick is the L.O.L. Surprise! dolls and dollhouse. Scammers are using the toy’s popularity to trick parents out of their money.  

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 12/18/2018

Scam Alert: Beware of Puppy Scams This Holiday Season

Shopping for a Pet This Holiday? Look Out for Red Flags 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 12/14/2018

Don't Get Scammed out of a Gift Card This Season

Gift cards are a quick and convenient gift giving solution. Whether you’re pressed for time or the recipient is hard to shop for, a gift card is sure to make the perfect gift.  

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 12/10/2018

6 Steps to Stop Porch Pirates this Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing and online shoppers need to be on alert for ‘porch pirates’ - people stealing packages from unsuspecting homeowners. In a recent study, nearly 26 million Americans reported holiday packages being stolen from their front porch or doorstep.

By Shannon Boyle on 11/30/2018

BBB Tip: Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving was originally dubbed “Black Friday” as a negative due to traffic, crowds and hostile behavior. It’s now a positive for many people who get excited for the lines, the crowds, and especially the deals. Now it’s the single busiest shopping day of the year! American consumers plan to spend an average $935.58 during the holiday shopping season this year, according to National Retail Federation’s survey conducted by Prosper Insights.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 11/20/2018

BBB Warning: Avoid These 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:

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 11/19/2018

The 12 Scams of Holidays

Another holiday season is upon us. While it should be merry and bright, there are some "Grinches" trying to take your personal information and money. Better Business Bureau encourages everyone to be informed about these 12 scams that are common during the holiday season:

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 11/13/2018

BBB Holiday Guide


Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season.

BBB’s 2018 Holiday Guide is here to help you make the most of it!

  • Do your research
  • Read the ads carefully
  • Shop around
  • Be safe online
  • Give wisely
By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 11/08/2018

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