“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.(…)

Don’t Let Scammers Take the Fun Out of Your Run This Summer

Don’t Let Scammers Take the Fun Out of Your Run This Summer 0

The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is issuing an advisory for individuals and organization who may be participants in fun runs to take precautions when entering or sponsoring those types of events. Better Business Bureau’s across the country have been hearing lots of complaints about various fun runs that have been cancelled(…)

Avoid Summertime Tax Scams

Avoid Summertime Tax Scams 0

IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2014-04, July 11, 2014 Ah, summertime! Warm days, rest and recreation and…tax scams. Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round. Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you(…)

Where is My Donation Really Going?

Where is My Donation Really Going? 0

It’s no surprise that with the inclusion of the digital world in business, that fundraising would move online as well. Crowdfunding is essentially an online platform that allows users or an organization to solicit for donations for a stated cause. Popular websites for this are GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Recent crowdfunding industry reports showed that(…)

Small Steps to Protecting Your Information Online

Small Steps to Protecting Your Information Online 0

We see it happen all too often these days. Whether shopping online or simply browsing social media and then weeks later, you get a notification for overdue bills or a negative bank balance. In today’s digital era, stealing someone’s identity is easier than ever since everyone stores their stuff electronically now. Use these simple tips(…)

New Networking Opportunities for Accredited Businesses!

New Networking Opportunities for Accredited Businesses! 0

Several new networking opportunities are now available to our Accredited Businesses (ABs) including an all- new LinkedIn discussion group and exciting group networking events. Many ABs have requested that the BBB offer more opportunities to network with other ABs. Because of this, we have launched an exclusive group on LinkedIn. This group is a way(…)

Top 5 Summer Scams

Top 5 Summer Scams 0

Planning a summer vacation? Looking for a summer job? As the weather heats up, so do scams. The BBB is warning consumers about these five popular summer scams:      Summer Concert Ticket Scams      High Pressure Door-to-Door Sales Scams      Moving Scams      Vacation Scams      Seasonal Job Scams For (…)