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 (…)

Com-Ed Scam Calls Prompt New Warning from the Better Business Bureau

Com-Ed Scam Calls Prompt New Warning from the Better Business Bureau 0

A recent increase in calls has prompted the Better Business Bureau to issue another warning on scam artists that are targeting individual consumers and businesses with the false claims that their utility bills are delinquent and their service is in danger of being disconnected. The BBB has received calls from concerned consumers and businesses who(…)

Why Social Media is Vital for Crisis Communications

Why Social Media is Vital for Crisis Communications 0

With the progression of online social media, the way we approach communication between a brand and consumer has vastly changed. There has never been a time where customers can reach out as directly to a brand with concerns as they can now with platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Brands are now realizing that social media(…)

The Millennial Donor:  Who They Are and How to Get Their Attention

The Millennial Donor: Who They Are and How to Get Their Attention 0

Ranging in age from 18-35, the Millennial Generation is one of the biggest markets that nonprofits could target for both financial contributions and organization involvement. An Indiana University study concluded that over 44% of millennial donors’ desire to “make the world a better place to live” is the primary motivation in giving. Millennials, however, operate(…)

4 Ways To Avoid Music Festival Ticket Scams This Summer

4 Ways To Avoid Music Festival Ticket Scams This Summer 5

Everyone who lives in the Chicago area knows that summer is music festival season. Whether you’re going to Lollapalooza, North Coast, Riot Fest, people are always looking to buy last-minute tickets from anyone. Ticket sales is a huge business with as much as $4 billion a year in total sales. Since re-selling tickets is so(…)