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Beware of Memorial Day Sale Ads

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer retail "holiday" season when consumers see ads flooded across newspapers and television for amazing deals for new & used cars, appliances, furniture, electronics and more! But how do you know that the deal is for real?
By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/23/2019

BBB Offers Tips for Mother's and Father's Day Shopping

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12th, and Father’s Day will be quickly approaching a month after on Sunday, June 16th. Last-minute shoppers will be looking for deals on gifts within the next few weeks, and Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (BBB) has the tips you need for finding a perfect gift for mom and dad.

By Shannon Boyle on 05/06/2019

Digital Spring Cleaning: Take Action to Stay Safe and Secure

Warmer weather and sunshine are finally here, and the tax filing deadline is – thankfully – behind us. Chances are that your seasonal chores include a spring cleaning. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind everyone that when clearing out clutter, don’t forget about the critical need to take action and protect your volumes of valuable information. Whether you are tidying up your home or sprucing up your office space, everyone needs to spend a few minutes to help keep personal online data more secure. Taking some simple, proactive steps will go a long way in safeguarding you against any number of potentially disruptive issues – like identity theft, loss of funds or credit card fraud – that can cause mayhem by compromising your data. Take the time to put into practice a few precautionary measures and you will have greater peace of mind – not only this spring but all year round.
 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 04/22/2019

BBB Tip: Beware the Perils of Click Bait

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By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 04/02/2019

Scam Alert: IP Address Scam Uses Scare Tactics to Fool Consumers

Scammers have been duping consumers with a tech support scam that claims your IP address has been compromised. BBB is seeing an increasing number of these cons reported to BBB.org/ScamTracker. There are two versions of this scam you should be ready to spot.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 04/01/2019

Watch Out for Scammers Claiming to be from the Social Security Administration

The New Year means the start of tax season. The Federal Trade Commission is warning people to be on the lookout for suspicious calls that claim to be from the Social Security Administration. Scammers are ramping up their efforts to steal Social Security numbers to use in filing fraudulent tax returns. 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 03/26/2019

BBB Offers Tips for the 2019 Tax Season

With another tax season underway, Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI, & VT (BBB) is encouraging taxpayers to take their time finding and selecting a tax preparer they can trust to avoid mistakes that could result in additional fees or even tax identity theft.

By Shannon Boyle on 03/19/2019

New Year - Same Old Scams

BOSTON - The New Year is in full swing and so are scams targeting utility customers across the country and right here in Massachusetts. Already this year, customers in many towns around the state have been approached by scammers, either on the phone or at their door. To warn customers, Eversource and Better Business Bureau Serving Massachusetts are teaming up to ensure that people know the telltale signs of scams, so they can avoid becoming a victim.

By Shannon Boyle on 01/29/2019

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: 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

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