5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Employee Spotlight: April 2017

Posted: 4/13/2017

Employee Spotlight: April 2017

Business Consumer Alliance's Employee of the Month for April is Monique Garbe. Monique is a member of our sales team....Read more

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Spotting Errors On Your Credit Report

Posted: 4/12/2017

Spotting Errors On Your Credit Report

Innacurate information on your credit reports can hurt your chances of getting a loan. Here are 12 common credit report mistakes and how to spot them....Read more

Tags: credit reports, infographics

Scam Watch: “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Posted: 3/28/2017

Scam Watch:  “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Consumers nationwide have reported receiving robocalls asking, "Can you hear me now?". The calls are a scam. The caller is really a recording who may claim to have trouble with their headset, may speak unclearly or fast, and then ask if the other party on the call can hear them. The scammers record the call and have a recording of the party on the call saying "Yes". ...Read more

Tags: scam, robocall, suspicious phone calls

10 Questions to Ask Your Student Loan Servicer

Posted: 3/10/2017

10 Questions to Ask Your Student Loan Servicer

Speaking with the loan servicer may seem intimidating, but keep in mind that they are there to help....Read more

Tags: student loan

Employee Spotlight: March 2017

Posted: 3/8/2017

Employee Spotlight: March 2017

Our Employee of the Month for March is Allison Tingler....Read more

Tags: employee spotlight

Kim’s Catch: Vibrant Jewelry

Posted: 3/8/2017

Kim’s Catch: Vibrant Jewelry

Consumers who have purchased jewelry online from Vibrant Jewelry are complaining about not receiving their merchandise....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, jewelry sales, scams

Tax Phishing Scams Aim At New Targets

Posted: 3/6/2017

Tax Phishing Scams Aim At New Targets

Spoofing and phishing tactics are nothing new when it comes to criminals trying to defraud others. But some scammers are evolving their strategies when it comes to tax related identity theft schemes and are setting their sights on new groups to target. Find out how to catch the scam before it affects your company or organization and what assistance is available if you are a victim....Read more

Tags: taxes, phishing, scams

The Ugly Truth Behind Some Beauty Offers

Posted: 3/1/2017

The Ugly Truth Behind Some Beauty Offers

The truth behind many of these claims is that you will be paying a pretty penny for poor results....Read more

Tags: beauty products, scams, trial offer

Partial Refunds Coming for Some Stratford Career Institute Students

Posted: 2/27/2017

Partial Refunds Coming for Some Stratford Career Institute Students

The FTC charged Stratford’s high school “diploma” program failed to meet the basic requirements set by most states. Under the order, Stratford must pay $250,000 in partial refunds to eligible students that enrolled in the program after January 1, 2011....Read more

Tags: federal trade commission, refunds, diplomas

Employee Spotlight: February 2017

Posted: 2/13/2017

Employee Spotlight: February 2017

Our Employee of the Month for February is Lashiba Triggs. Shiba is a member of our Long Beach sales team....Read more

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RushCard Ordered to Refund $10 Million to Harmed Consumers

Posted: 2/13/2017

RushCard Ordered to Refund $10 Million to Harmed Consumers

RushCard is a reloadable prepaid debit card operated by UniRush, LLC and cofounded by entrepreneur Russell Simmons. RushCard is marketed as a way to receive paychecks and benefits up to two days sooner through direct deposit. In October 2015, the company switched their payment processor to MasterCard. Unfortunately for many RushCard customers, the switch caused severe financial hardship for many. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered RushCard and MasterCard to pay restituti...Read more

Tags: Rush Card, prepaid debit card, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, restitution

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Posted: 2/10/2017

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Shopping on your mobile device is a convenient way to make a purchase. In this day and age there’s an app for almost anything. When browsing for deals and shopping on your cell phone or tablet, Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) warns you to beware of fake apps that are setup to look real but are really only out to rob you....Read more

Tags: tips, scams, cell phone, security risk