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

BCA Scam Watch: Take a Pass on American Savings Pass

Posted: 9/22/2017

BCA Scam Watch:  Take a Pass on American Savings Pass

Consumers are being lured into signing up for a false discount savings plan, American Savings Pass. The company that also goes by the name American FunPass and, for a monthly fee, offers exclusive discounts and savings from national chains and restaurants. Oftentimes, consumers are presented with offers of free gift cards when making purchases from other retailers and enrolled in a 30-day trial for American Savings Pass. Many complain that they never receive information on the program, nor do t...Read more

Tags: scam watch, discount cards, gift cards

Employee Spotlight: September 2017

Posted: 9/21/2017

Employee Spotlight: September 2017

Denise Soliz has been with us for 23 years! She is our Employee of the Month for September....Read more

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After the Storm: Recognizing Disaster-Related Scams

Posted: 9/21/2017

After the Storm:  Recognizing Disaster-Related Scams

In the wake of recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma, scammers are doing their best to con consumers out of money. Consumers have reported a variety of scams, including fake flood insurance calls, hurricane cleanup schemes, and donation scams. BCA is warning consumers to be on guard for scams and what to do if you encounter a similar scheme....Read more

Tags: disaster, scams, non profit, donations

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

Posted: 9/15/2017

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

It is imperative that businesses have a plan in place to deal with emergencies and to keep that plan updated. This article will discuss resourceful ways businesses can plan to deal with disasters and where to look for help and guidance....Read more

Tags: disaster, business practices

California Employers: Get Current with Your Workplace Policies

Posted: 9/12/2017

California Employers:  Get Current with Your Workplace Policies

California employers should be aware of new state laws that have come into effect as of July 2017. A minor oversight to any of these laws can lead to hefty penalties. Here are three law changes that should be implemented in your workplace if you are doing business in California....Read more

Tags: California, employer, new laws

Changes to Air Travel ID Requirements

Posted: 9/11/2017

Changes to Air Travel ID Requirements

Travelers may need to check their identification to ensure it is sufficient for travel in the near future. Starting January 22, 2018, travelers with driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not complaint with the REAL ID Act will need to provide another form of identification to board flights within the U.S. Travelers should check to see if their state is compliant or not and explore other identification options....Read more

Tags: travel, new laws

Kim’s Catch: Auto Sublease Scams

Posted: 9/8/2017

Kim’s Catch:  Auto Sublease Scams

A lessee looking to unload the financial burden of their car lease seeks relief from an automobile subleasing company that promises to find qualified persons looking to lease short-term and to assume the lease payments. After turning over the keys, confident that some of the financial stress will be alleviated, some clients are unpleasantly surprised to find the subleasing company is not holding up their end of the bargain. ...Read more

Tags: automobile, lease agreement, scam, Kim's Catch

Increase in National Do Not Call Registry Fees

Posted: 9/6/2017

Increase in National Do Not Call Registry Fees

Telemarketers who contact U.S. consumers should be aware that the Federal Trade Commission is raising fees to access phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry....Read more

Tags: telemarketers, federal trade commission

Is Your Phone Calling You?

Posted: 8/23/2017

Is Your Phone Calling You?

Your phone rings. You look at the caller I.D. and lo and behold, it’s your number! But how is that even possible? It’s possible because there’s a swindler on the other end, ready to defraud you through a robocall scam....Read more

Tags: robocall, scam, cell phone

Don't Pay for Supplies You Didn't Order

Posted: 8/7/2017

Don't Pay for Supplies You Didn't Order

Business owners should learn to spot the signs of these types of office supplies scams....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips

Employee Spotlight: August 2017

Posted: 8/4/2017

Employee Spotlight: August 2017

Business Consumer Alliance’s Employee of the Month for August is Monica Ramos, who is part of our Customer Service team....Read more

Tags: employee spotlight

Avoid Getting Burned by Summer Scams

Posted: 7/25/2017

Avoid Getting Burned by Summer Scams

Scammers are prevalant at all times of the year. BCA has a list of summer scams to watch out for....Read more

Tags: scams