BBB Protects Consumers From Scams

By Bill Smith, BBB Investigator For Kimberly Montgomery of Jefferson City, the unexpected phone call could not have come at a better time. The stranger told her she qualified for a one-time federal grant of $7,000 and that she could use the money for virtually anything – to pay off medical bills, make mortgage payments, or…

BBB Advice: How to protect your data after the eBay data breach

Yesterday, eBay revealed that a data breach in February 2014 made eBay users’ data available to hackers.  While no encrypted data was hacked—which means that any financial information eBay had about you is safe—your name, birthday, address, and phone number were potentially exposed. Data breaches are a regular part of the news cycle these days,…

Sheri Mistretta

Clinic Helps Children Make Themselves Understood

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Babbling is cute in babies, but if children can’t make themselves understood as they grow into toddlers and preschoolers, they and their parents can become frustrated. Often, it’s difficult to figure out what to do to help them. That’s where organizations like the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language…

Daisy the bulldog puppy

Military Family Loses Thousands in Puppy Scam

In one of the most cold-hearted schemes we’ve seen at BBB lately, a military family was scammed out of thousands of dollars after trying to purchase a puppy from a fake online breeder.  Scammers posing as a company called Glenn Bulldogs offered several puppies for sale online, but they were never genuinely in the breeding business…