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By Howard Schwartz
In 2011, BBB received more than 6,000 complaints against general contractors, an 11% increase over the previous year.
By Howard Schwartz
As the popularity of e-readers and e-books grows, so does the proliferation of related scams.
By Howard Schwartz
Store policies are usually displayed prominently at the entrance or cash registers and should be easily accessed on websites.
By Howard Schwartz
Two businesses are recipients of the 2011 Connecticut BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics; Shelton High School Senior Also Receives $2,500 Student Ethics Award and Scholarship for Core Values of Integrity, Respect and Diligence
By Howard Schwartz
Connecticut BBB cautions members of the military, veterans and their families that scams come in many shapes and sizes
By Howard Schwartz
Donors Warned to be Wary of “Breast Cancer Society” Charity
By Howard Schwartz
"BBBSearch" Helps Consumers Make On-the-Spot Purchasing Decisions
By Howard Schwartz
Iraqi Currency Speculation Schemes Fraught with Big Promises and Doubts about Value
By Howard Schwartz
More than 170 complaints from consumers across the nation have been filed with BBB this year against various companies claiming they can help immigrants with citizenship matters.
By Howard Schwartz
CT BBB says Research can help Prevent Headaches
By Howard Schwartz
Watch for Red Flags for Positions Posted in Online Classifieds
By Howard Schwartz
Consumers, receiving only a fraction of the value of their gold are urged to be careful, do their homework and shop around
By Howard Schwartz
Callers Pretending to be Relatives in Distress Now Armed with Family-Specific Information
By Howard Schwartz
To keep up with the blinding speed of advancing technology, many consumers opt for technology “buy-back” programs when they purchase high-tech gadgets. These involve a one-time fee at the time of purchase. Are they are good idea for everyone?

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By Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Connecticut Better Business Bureau is alerting motorists they may be at serious risk if they have had their vehicle’s airbags replaced within the last three years by an independent repair shop.
By Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Employers have the right to ask for a credit check and may do so for a variety of reasons, especially if it is a company that handles consumers’ personal financial information.
By Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Connecticut BBB has information that can help donors be sure they are contributing to ethical charities in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
By Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Under the revised Federal Trade Commission Green Guides, a company can no longer simply label a product as “green” or “eco-friendly” to imply general environmental benefits.
By Howard Schwartz
In 2011, BBB received more than 6,000 complaints against general contractors, an 11% increase over the previous year.
By Howard Schwartz
In 2011, BBB received more than 14,500 complaints against auto repair services. Many of the complaints received by BBB fell under billing, service, and refund and exchange issues.
By Howard Schwartz
Every year BBB and the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) receive thousands of complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and often unlicensed moving companies.
By Howard Schwartz
If you find a too-good-to-true price for high end luxury items on the Internet, you could end up with cheap or worthless goods, or nothing at all.
By Howard Schwartz
Cell phone users are receiving SMS (Short Message Service) texts offering services, and being billed when they try to opt out.
By Howard Schwartz
Connecticut Better Business Bureau advises parents to do the necessary research to find a safe, reliable and appropriate child care facility.
By Howard Schwartz
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says income tax scams are being spread by word of mouth among unsuspecting and well-intentioned individuals who tell friends and relatives.
By Howard Schwartz
Being a savvy consumer is ultimately about using money wisely. This year, resolve to create a budget, research businesses before buying and taking measures to protect yourself from scammers
By Howard Schwartz
Connecticut Better Business Bureau cautions consumers to think twice about unsolicited offers to have their chimney cleaned.
By Howard Schwartz
The same way as consumers know to protect their wallets and purses from pickpockets when they are shopping in stores, the Internet requires habits to ensure financial and personal information is not stolen online.
By Howard Schwartz
As the popularity of e-readers and e-books grows, so does the proliferation of related scams.
By Howard Schwartz
Connecticut Better Business Bureau is advising parents to do their homework before letting children write to Santa this holiday season.
By Howard Schwartz
Store policies are usually displayed prominently at the entrance or cash registers and should be easily accessed on websites.
By Howard Schwartz
Two businesses are recipients of the 2011 Connecticut BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics; Shelton High School Senior Also Receives $2,500 Student Ethics Award and Scholarship for Core Values of Integrity, Respect and Diligence
By Howard Schwartz
Retailers are responding to consumers who are struggling with tight budgets and looking for ways to avoid the pain of post-holiday shopping sprees by dusting off a well-established payment plan: the layaway.
By Howard Schwartz
Connecticut BBB cautions members of the military, veterans and their families that scams come in many shapes and sizes
By Howard Schwartz
Donors Warned to be Wary of “Breast Cancer Society” Charity
By Howard Schwartz
"BBBSearch" Helps Consumers Make On-the-Spot Purchasing Decisions
By Howard Schwartz
Iraqi Currency Speculation Schemes Fraught with Big Promises and Doubts about Value
By Howard Schwartz
More than 170 complaints from consumers across the nation have been filed with BBB this year against various companies claiming they can help immigrants with citizenship matters.
By Howard Schwartz
CT BBB says Research can help Prevent Headaches
By Howard Schwartz
After the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action in U.S. district court, a payday lender that allegedly attempted to illegally garnish consumers’ wages has agreed to stop the practice pending trial.
By Howard Schwartz
Watch for Red Flags for Positions Posted in Online Classifieds
By Howard Schwartz
Consumers, receiving only a fraction of the value of their gold are urged to be careful, do their homework and shop around
By Howard Schwartz
Callers Pretending to be Relatives in Distress Now Armed with Family-Specific Information
By Howard Schwartz
More than 660 complaints have been filed with BBB nationwide about door-to-door sellers so far this year, and indications are that number will swell beyond the 1,200 complaints in 2010.

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