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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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BBB Tip of the Week: Finding Trustworthy Financial Advisers

Recent reports of senior citizens losing thousands of dollars to unscrupulous financial advisers should be a wake-up call to anyone who wants to invest money. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to check any investment adviser out thoroughly before you allow him or her to invest money for you. Getting a BBB Business Review will show…