Community National Moving Month Scams
May is National Moving Month, which kicks off the busiest time of year for Americans changing residencies. It also means unlicensed movers and dishonest scammers are waiting to take advantage of unwary consumers. Better Business Bureau is again joining with the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) to provide important tips on how to avoid scams.
May 8, 2013 - 1:36:06 AM
Community Charity Scams - Boston Marathon Bombing
At least one poorly-conceived charity scam has already emerged in the wake of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and more are likely. BBB Wise Giving Alliance ("Alliance"), the national charity monitoring arm of the Better Business Bureau, and BBB Serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont ("BBB Boston") cautions donors about potential red flags concerning tragedy-related philanthropy.
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:13:01 AM
Community The Pitfalls of auto insurance
Marlborough, MA -- Motor vehicle collisions and other auto-related mishaps result in billions of dollars in property damage, medical and legal bills and lost income every year. Car owners need to protect their vehicle and themselves with auto insurance, but how do you know if you are properly covered?
Mar 20, 2013 - 9:16:28 AM
Community How Can I Tell Fake Coupons from Real Ones?
Searching for coupons online is an easy way to save money. Unfortunately, it's also an easy way to give your name and contact info to scammers. Be sure to verify a coupon deal is real before sharing your information.
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:55:32 PM
Community Watch out for false dieting claims
BBB processes hundreds of complaints against weight loss products and health clubs every year. Complaints range from recurrent charges on credit cards for "free" products to dissatisfaction with the hours or service provided by fitness clubs.
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:29:00 PM
Community The gift card text message scam is back
Marlborough, MA -- The gift card text message scam is back with a vengeance this holiday shopping season. Shoppers across the country are reporting receiving spam text messages, called smishing, saying they won a pricey gift card.
Dec 16, 2012 - 12:07:04 AM
Community The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dedicated To National Disability Employment Awareness
The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) wraps up National Disability Employment Awareness month with improved and ongoing dedication to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Throughout its 2012 recruitment efforts, the Civilian Corps implemented strategic plans recently developed to improve the recruitment, hiring and retention of people with targeted disabilities. By the end of fiscal year 2013, the Civilian Corps aims to increase its Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD) workforce to 1% to support the Department of Defense's employment goals and objectives.
Nov 2, 2012 - 8:52:44 PM
Community Operation Homefront Seeks Volunteers Bangor, Maine -- Operation Homefront, the national non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and Wounded Warriors, has announced its annual Back-to-School Brigade program to collect school supplies for military kids.
Jul 25, 2012 - 12:13:07 AM