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Improve your BBB Business Review

Accredited Businesses find that it pays to spruce up their BBB Business Reviews on BBB’s website. After all, people clicked on BBB Business Reviews for Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois more than 2.78 million times last year. In most cases, these were potential customers looking for companies to provide the products and services they need.…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Avoiding Fake Ticket Sellers

Baseball season is upon us, and summer concerts and other events are coming up soon. Getting tickets to sought-after events can take some planning. Buying from unauthorized sources is often risky. Better Business Bureau gets complaints every year from people who bought tickets through an online classified website or on the street from a stranger,…

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BBB Accreditation validates public trust in ALS charity

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Last summer’s wildly popular ice bucket challenge cut two ways for the ALS Association’s St. Louis Regional Chapter. On the one hand, the challenge raised an addition $300,000 to support services for people suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as services for their caregivers. A…

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BBB Accredited Businesses, Charities Partner For Good

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Businesses decide to get involved with charities for many reasons – a sense of civic duty, a desire to give back to their community or to set an example for employees or other stakeholders. More and more, BBB Accredited Businesses are partnering with BBB Accredited Charities when they choose a…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Avoid Lottery Scams

Better Business Bureau receives calls almost daily from consumers who got a letter or email stating that they’ve won a lottery or sweepstakes. The letter usually instructs the victim to deposit an enclosed check and then wire a portion back to the company to cover taxes or administration fees. The request to wire back money – using…

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BBB Tip of the Week: 10 Steps To Protect Your Identity

This week’s tip is a bonanza – 10 tips on protecting your identity. We’re doing this to highlight BBB’s Shred Day on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at Saint Louis Galleria and the Edwardsville Schnucks. Shredding outdated documents can keep your sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. It’s an important…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Hiring a Pool Contractor

Swimming pools can be a substantial investment, particularly in-ground pools. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to research pool contractors carefully and to consider pool maintenance before you dive into a backyard pool project. Pools require frequent cleaning during the season, and proper closing and opening at the end and beginning of a season. Consumers need to think…