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BBB Alerts Public To Scams With Public Service Announcements

By Bill Smith, BBB Reporter Better Business Bureau, long a leader in consumer education efforts, announces a series of public service announcements (PSAs) designed to alert the public to some of the region’s top scams. Dubbed the “Protect Yourself” campaign, the 30-second spots cover the area’s five top reported scams – fake IRS agent phone…

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BBB Exposes Fraud, Prompting Government Action

By Bill Smith, BBB Reporter Throughout its near-100-year history, BBB St. Louis has never turned its back on a fight against fraud. Whether confronting a grab-the-money-and-run contractor or a bogus timeshare sales scheme, BBB has acted to protect both businesses and consumers from anyone who puts greed above ethics. This year, BBB St. Louis has…

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Working Together to Gain by Giving

By Shellie Kreter, PR and Communications Manager, BBB St. Louis During the holiday season, many people want to give back to their community. Charities increase their fundraising efforts to take advantage of the giving spirit, and many worthy projects are accomplished.  But how can you choose which charity to support when you see so many…

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New BBB Business Profiles Improve User Experience

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Have you checked BBB Business Profiles lately? If you have, you know that they have a brand-new look and feel. And we think you’re going to like them. After extensive research and feedback from consumers and businesses across North America, BBB has rolled out a new design for what we previously…

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A-Mrazek Strives To Take Stress Out Of Moving

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor For the 30 years that David Sabada has owned A-Mrazek Moving Systems in Kirkwood, the company has been striving to be the best – and to take the stress out of moving, one of the life’s most stressful events. It’s all about exceeding expectations, says Sabada. In his time with…

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United Services Evolves To Serve Victims Of Disasters

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Brad and Dinah Weston started United Services in 1988 as a contracting business. Early on, they began to gravitate toward disaster restoration and for a while did so as a franchise business, says Jim Rable, the Westons’ son-in-law and now president of the business. The company adopted the name United…