We show 5 matches. These are blogs from our archive for 10/2016

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

Car Title Loans Can Drive You Into Debt

Posted: 10/27/2016

Car Title Loans Can Drive You Into Debt

In a pinch, quick, easy cash loans may seem appealing. Many consumers, when facing emergencies or just in need of extra cash, are drawn to taking out a vehicle title loan. Car title loans are small, short-term, high rate loans that use clear vehicle titles as collateral. Read on for some important information on car title loans and tips to avoid driving yourself further into debt....Read more

Tags: car title loans, debt collection, loans

Comcast/Xfinity Customers: Check Your Bills Carefully

Posted: 10/21/2016

Comcast/Xfinity Customers:  Check Your Bills Carefully

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined Comcast Communications (Comcast) $2.3 million to settle an investigation into claims that the company billed their subscribers for equipment, programming, and services that they never requested. The company’s FCC settlement is the largest civil penalty ordered by the agency to date....Read more

Tags: negative option billing, FCC, Comcast, settlement

The Scary Closet—Customers Caught in Real Nightmare

Posted: 10/19/2016

The Scary Closet—Customers Caught in Real Nightmare

Recently, fans of pop culture movies like “Annabelle”, “The Conjuring”, and “Dead Silence” shelled out thousands of dollars to The Scary Closet to make replicas of famous characters from the films, only to get caught up in a horror tale of their own when the company failed to deliver....Read more

Tags: events, buyer beware

Don't Let Scammers Trick You Twice

Posted: 10/12/2016

Don't Let Scammers Trick You Twice

Being scammed once is hard enough and one could lose a significant amount of money to a scam. However, being scammed again just takes the cake. Did you know scammers share this information on easy victims?...Read more

Tags: consumer tips, recovery, scams

Employee Spotlight: October 2016

Posted: 10/7/2016

Employee Spotlight: October 2016

Business Consumer Alliance's Employee of the Month for October is Patti Craig. Patti is our Controller, but has many hobbies and interests outside of the office. Get to know her by reading our Employee Spotlight piece!...Read more

Tags: employee spotlight