The BBB has listed 10 scams that topped the list in 2012 and you still need to keep an eye out for.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Better Business Bureau has listed the top ten scams of 2012.
If it is too good to be true, it probably is. That's an adage that usually serves people well when sniffing out scams, but some among the Better Business Bureau's Top Ten Scams of 2012 are better concealed than most. Among the list are two scams relating to the Newtown shooting and Hurricane Sandy. Some of the others, such as people pretending to be a grandchild in trouble in a foreign country, have become old favorites for scammers around the globe. See the full list here at the BBB's website.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Better Business Bureau has steps to stay financially safe while dating online.
With Valentine's Day upon us, the Better Business Bureau is saying people need to take steps to protect themselves while dating online. Bad dates are a risk everyone undertakes while trying to find a relationship. Those risks can escalate to extreme levels, such as having to take out a restraining order as happened to one Shrewsbury woman before she finally found a steady relationship. However, the Better Business Bureau is warning of the financial threats that can come from online dating. Scammers can pose as anyone online, they say. The BBB and Western Union have partnered to offer consumers tips on how to avoid scams. Here are some ways to stay safe from relationship scams: The BBB has or more information on scams, check out BBB Scam …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. The National Weather Service says there will be a high of 75 degrees today with mostly-sunny skies and a chance of showers after 3 p.m. 2. As students across the nation make their way back to school, many will carry cell phones, iPads, iPods, laptops and other electronic devices everywhere from the classroom to the car. The Marlborough chapter of the Better Business Bureau reminds students and their parents to talk about ways to keep electronics out of the wrong hands. 3. The fiscal year 2012 stickers for the WeCare residential drop-off site located at 856 Boston Post Road are now on sale. Marlborough residents may obtain the drop-off site stickers at the WeCare facility. 4. The Advanced Math and Science Academy board of trustees and …