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.(…)

Maximizing Your Online Presence

Maximizing Your Online Presence 0

Having a website improves your customer’s experience by helping them figure out what to expect from your company. Customers are moving away from the traditional sources of company information and are doing their own research, especially for services that cost a lot of money. A website is a small investment that often garners big returns.(…)

“Click Bait” Scams Exploit Robin Williams’ Death

“Click Bait” Scams Exploit Robin Williams’ Death 0

Whenever a major story dominates the news, scammers take advantage of the public’s interest with online photos, stories and social media links that claim to offer sensational details. This tactic is called “click baiting.” Unfortunately, the bait that is being used right now involves the death of Robin Williams. BBB warns consumers about clicking on(…)

Identity Theft Protection Should Be a Routine Priority

Identity Theft Protection Should Be a Routine Priority 0

With data breaches becoming a common occurrence, data security experts say it is getting increasingly more difficult for businesses and individuals to protect their personal and financial information. However, it must be done. There have been many high profile data breaches lately involving Target, Michael’s, Mozilla and PF Chang’s. Since data security is the responsibility(…)

BBB Torch Awards 2015 – Last Chance for Nominations!

BBB Torch Awards 2015 – Last Chance for Nominations! 0

Every year the BBB commemorates Accredited Businesses that demonstrate high ethical standards of behavior toward customers, employees, and communities in which they do business. Have you had a positive experience with a certain business which promoted consistent ethical values and you think they should be recognized? Visit http://chicago.app.bbb.org/TorchAwardMain/TorchAward.html and nominate them now for the BBB(…)

June 2014

June 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 June, 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.(…)