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.(…)

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(…)