October 2014

October 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month of October 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for(…)

Give Back This Holiday Season

Give Back This Holiday Season 0

Are you interested in helping others by donating to a charity this holiday season? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers a free listing of evaluations on charitable organizations in Chicago and Northern Illinois. The list can be found here: BB6702 October 2014 Insert FIN2-1. The BBB’s Charitable Review Program is designed to empower donors to(…)

September 2014

September 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month September, 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for Trust.(…)

Should You Donate Your Car?

Should You Donate Your Car? 0

Are you attracted to the idea of helping a charity by donating your car and also getting a tax deduction? This may sound easy but you should do some research before donating your vehicle. The Better Business Bureau is a helpful resource for anyone that is contemplating donating their car to charity. You can check(…)

BBB’s Top Five Spooky Scams of Halloween

BBB’s Top Five Spooky Scams of Halloween 0

Alarming horror movies and frightening costumes aren’t the only spooky things going on during Halloween. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about the following popular scams during this time of year: Viral Villans – Ebola Scams Alarming Intruders – Bogus Break-Ins Pay or Die – The Hit Man Scam Chilling Threats – Shutoff(…)

Watch out for Ebola Email Scams

Watch out for Ebola Email Scams 0

The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is alerting Illinois residents of several possible email scams tied to the Ebola outbreak. The Attorney General’s office has received multiple emails titled “People being quarantined” that purport to be an “Ebola Pandemic Update” that may contain links that could infect a user’s computer. Another email offers a “surplus(…)

How to Safely Buy or Sell High Ticket Items Online!

How to Safely Buy or Sell High Ticket Items Online! 0

Guess what? Buying or selling a high ticket item (car, boat, jewelry, etc.) online is risky. And, many of the classified sites do little to protect consumers from fraud as they simply cannot verify if the item exists or even if it’s owned by the seller. Let’s take a car transaction as an example. Did(…)

August 2014

August 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month August, 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for Trust.(…)

Beware of Scammers Using The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Steal Your Identity

Beware of Scammers Using The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Steal Your Identity 0

Whenever a good cause is gaining public recognition, scammers use it as an opportunity to capitalize. Sadly, this is happening with the Ice Bucket Challenge. People that participate in the challenge record a video of ice-cold water being dumped on their heads and challenge others to do the same. Anyone that declines the challenge is(…)

July 2014

July 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month July, 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for Trust.(…)