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

Kim’s Catch: Titanium, LLC, Unresponsive to Alarming Allegations

Posted: 11/13/2018

Kim’s Catch:  Titanium, LLC, Unresponsive to Alarming Allegations

Titanium, LLC, out of Southern California, has racked up quite a few complaints over the last few years. Their customers allege they are simply not providing the services they’ve paid for. Allegations include failure to service alarm systems, misleading sales tactics, difficulty cancelling services, and poor customer service....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, alarm services

2019 Legislation Changes for California Employers

Posted: 11/9/2018

2019 Legislation Changes for California Employers

As this year wraps up, employers are gearing up to make necessary changes to their policies and procedures to comply with ever-changing legislation. California employers should take note of new or updated laws relating to anti-harassment, lactation accommodations, and gender and pay equity, to name a few. We’ll briefly touch on some key information that California employers should consider....Read more

Tags: California, new laws, employer

You Shouldn’t Bank On That Check

Posted: 9/13/2018

You Shouldn’t Bank On That Check

If you receive a check out the blue, offering an opportunity to be a secret shopper for a major retailer, you might want to think twice before cashing it. ...Read more

Tags: secret shopper, mystery shopper, scam, mystery shopper check scam, check scam

Kim’s Catch: NBC, LLC

Posted: 9/10/2018

Kim’s Catch:  NBC, LLC

Be cautious about any unsolicited offers or opportunities offering you the chance to make easy money, especially offers from people or companies overseas, as it is harder for you to find out if they really are who they say they are....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scam, employment scams, parcel mule

The Benefits of Arbitration

Posted: 9/6/2018

The Benefits of Arbitration

When you enter into a contract, you have every hope that all will go well. But what happens if a dispute arises? Is going to court the only way to resolve the issue? No. Many are turning to arbitration as an alternative to litigation. It can be more cost effective and speedy than going before a judge. Here’s how arbitration can be beneficial to both businesses and consumers alike....Read more

Tags: contracts, arbitration

New Law Makes Freezing and Unfreezing Credit Free

Posted: 9/5/2018

New Law Makes Freezing and Unfreezing Credit Free

Identity theft is one of the top crimes worldwide. We have to contend with security breaches, hacks, scams, and so much more that make us vulnerable to having our information stolen. Federal laws exist that allow consumers to contact any of the three credit reporting agencies, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, to place a freeze on their credit file....Read more

Tags: credit reports, identity theft, credit freeze

Don't Get Burned At the Pump

Posted: 8/21/2018

Don't Get Burned At the Pump

Scam Alert! Consumers should watch out for illegal card readers aka skimmers at the pump. Criminals can steal your card data to make unauthorized purchases....Read more

Tags: scams, consumer tips

Free Swimsuit Offer Leaves Shoppers High and Dry

Posted: 8/17/2018

Free Swimsuit Offer Leaves Shoppers High and Dry

In an age where social media is a vast platform to reach all kinds of users, many boutique businesses are using Instagram and Facebook to advertise their goods. Unfortunately, many scammers and dishonest companies also use social media to con consumers....Read more

Tags: scams

Back To School Scams

Posted: 7/30/2018

Back To School Scams

As the summer months come to a close, it’s time to prepare for returning to school. That means stocking up on school supplies, clothes, shoes, backpacks, and more. Don’t forget to do your homework on common back-to-school scams....Read more

Tags: school, scam

Avoid Vacation Rental Scams - Infographic

Posted: 7/23/2018

Avoid Vacation Rental Scams - Infographic

Nothing puts a damper on a vacation like being scammed. Scammers steal photos and listing information from legitimate vacation rental companies to con renters into paying them. Then they disappear. Here are 3 tips to avoid falling victim to a vacation rental scam....Read more

Tags: Vacation rentals, scams

10 Tips for Handling Complaints on Social Media

Posted: 7/16/2018

10 Tips for Handling Complaints on Social Media

Not so long ago, when a customer had a problem with a business, they would pick up the phone to speak with someone about it, send an email or letter to the company, or file a complaint. In today’s society, writing reviews, blogging, and leaving comments on social media are the new norm for customers to vent their frustrations....Read more

Tags: online complaint, Complaint Response, social network site

Kim’s Catch: Online Dating Company People Media

Posted: 7/13/2018

Kim’s Catch:  Online Dating Company People Media

Online dating sites have come a long way. There is a variety of dating apps and websites for almost every kind of match you’re looking for. People Media operates sites such as OurTime.com for singles over 50, BlackPeopleMeet.com, SingleParentMeet.com, PetPeopleMeet.com, and is affiliated with Match.com and OKCupid....Read more

Tags: dating services, dating advice, Kim's Catch