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As 2014 draws to a close, Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona is reflecting back upon the year in scams: which scams victimized Southern Arizona consumers the most in 2014, and what consumers can do to protect themselves in 2015?
'Tis the season for giving, but what happens if the gift you have given or received needs to be returned or exchanged? Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona wants to remind consumers to know their rights regarding returns, refunds and exchanges.
Nominations for BBB Serving Southern Arizona’s 2015 Torch Awards will be accepted from Thursday, Jan. 2 through Feb. 1. The awards program recognizes businesses in Southern Arizona in three award categories:
Giving Tuesday, the National Day of Giving, kicks off the holiday giving season on December 2nd, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona is spreading awareness and urging consumers to support small businesses in Southern Arizona on Nov. 29.
(NAPSI)—Do you research a charity before you donate? Chances are you don’t, and you’re not alone. According to Hope Consulting, 65 percent of Americans fail to research before donating their time and money—but they’re donating a lot. In 2013, Americans gave a staggering $335 billion to charities, notes Giving USA Foundation.
Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona. Veterans Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.
While Halloween is usually reserved for pint-sized ghouls and goblins, some of the biggest scares associated with the holiday can come from fly-by-night businesses looking to spook consumers and their bank accounts.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Southern Arizona is warning consumers to be on the lookout for emails, websites and social media pages promoting unproven Ebola-related medical products, and dubious charities attempting to cash in on the Ebola virus scare.
After heavy monsoon rains soaked Southern Arizona on Monday, Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona is cautioning consumers with property damage to do their research, and to shop around before hiring a contractor for repairs.
Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital are among the medical facilities under parent company Community Health Systems (CHS) to have been impacted by a cyber attack that is said to have compromised the personal information of approximately 4.5 million medical patients across the nation.
In the wake of the announcement that the parent company of Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital was the victim of a massive data-breach, Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona is urging consumers to take steps to safeguard their identities.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona recognized nine local companies at the 2014 Torch Awards Luncheon Thursday at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson.
BBB office moving to new location
In response to the abrupt closure of all Spa One locations in Tucson last month, BBB of Southern Arizona has received five complaints and several phone calls from consumers.
The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers about bogus charities that could be set up under the guise of assisting victims of the Monument Fire or other wildfires..
Worthless service contracts sold by the vehicle service contract (VSC) industry have cost consumers millions of dollars nationwide, a Better Business Bureau study concludes.
Tucson, AZ – May 4, 2011- In the aftermath of the death of Osama Bin Laden this past weekend, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers to watch out for a slew of cyber-scams that have popped up in the past few days.