Roofing Scheme Is Common, Especially After Storms

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor The scheme perpetrated by Christopher A. Isaia is exactly the sort of thing Better Business Bureau warns consumers about every time there’s a major storm or other disaster that damages homes and businesses. Contractors from out of town swoop in, seeing storm victims as easy marks for their schemes. Isaia,…

Being Great Communicators Means Listening, Too

By Shellie Kreter, BBB Communications Assistant Bob Serben and GeGe Mix of The Learning Initiative are the presenters in the next Passport To Learning webinar, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Serben and Mix run a consulting firm that provides advice about marketing and communications, training, and distance learning. They’ll explain their…

FTC Goes After Online Directory Scammers

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Directory scams prey on busy small business owners and others who don’t want to stop and research every piece of paper that crosses their desk or every caller who offers to feature the business in a listing, online or in print. Better Business Bureau has fielded complaints about scammers that…

Scammers Try To Profit From Dog’s Abuse

By Shellie Kreter, Communications Assistant One of the darker stories out of St. Louis this week is about a pit bull puppy named Honor who has faced abuse both from her unscrupulous previous owners and now by scammers looking to make a buck off her tragic tale. Honor was abused by a St. Louis area…