We show 10 matches. These are blogs from our archive for 11/2016

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

Consumer Alert: More Online Retailers Not Delivering

Posted: 11/30/2016

Consumer Alert:  More Online Retailers Not Delivering

Business Consumer Alliance recently warned consumers about some online retailers that appear to be taking customers’ funds and not delivering. Well there are unfortunately a few more to add to the list. ...Read more

Tags: delivery issues, out of business, OnLine Store

BCA Scam Watch: Fan Authentics Fails to Deliver

Posted: 11/18/2016

BCA Scam Watch:  Fan Authentics Fails to Deliver

Authentics, or Fan Authentics, an online retailer that sells official sports fan gear, has landed itself on Business Consumer Alliance’s Scam Watch list for failing to deliver the goods. The company’s website advertises unique sports apparel and memorabilia and claims to go above and beyond to over-deliver. The problem is that for several customers, they aren’t delivering at all....Read more

Tags: scam watch, sports

California Consumers: BYOB or Pay a Fee

Posted: 11/17/2016

California Consumers:  BYOB or Pay a Fee

The acronym BYOB now has new meaning for California consumers planning to conduct a little shopping. On November 8, California voters approved a policy upholding a 2014 decision to ban single-use plastic carryout bags at supermarkets and large grocery stores. Although the measure had already taken effect some time ago in places such as Los Angeles County, most large pharmacies and grocery, convenience, and liquor stores are now prohibited from providing plastic grocery bags. ...Read more

Tags: California, new laws

Employee Spotlight: November 2016

Posted: 11/10/2016

Employee Spotlight: November 2016

Business Consumer Alliance's Employee of the Month for November is Kim Burge. Kim is our Vice President of Operations, 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

Deadline Approaches for Honda Consumers Affected by $24 Million Discrimination Settlement

Posted: 11/10/2016

Deadline Approaches for Honda Consumers Affected by $24 Million Discrimination Settlement

A year after American Honda Finance Corporation (Honda) reached a $24 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) over allegations that it overcharged minorities, the Settlement Administrator has sent out packets to affected borrowers with instructions on how to participate in the settlement. Consumers who are eligible to receive a portion of the settlement should review and complete the forms to claim their compensation....Read more

Tags: Honda, settlement, claims

Kim’s Catch: FTC Finally Catches Previously Reported Investment Scammer

Posted: 11/9/2016

Kim’s Catch:  FTC Finally Catches Previously Reported Investment Scammer

Avoid these types of work at home schemes. The FTC took action against a shady telemarketing company that swindled over $9 Million from victims....Read more

Tags: seniors, scams, investments, Kim's Catch

Business Consumer Alliance: Online Shopping Tips

Posted: 11/8/2016

Business Consumer Alliance: Online Shopping Tips

Business Consumer Alliance has the following helpful tips for you when shopping online....Read more

Tags: online shopping, consumer tips, infographics

Strengthening Your Child’s Financial Growth

Posted: 11/7/2016

Strengthening Your Child’s Financial Growth

It is never too early to introduce good spending habits and teach your children ways to be financially responsible. From early childhood to young adult years, taking the time to teach the importance of planning, saving, problem solving, and patience in dealing with money issues are vital. Let’s explore some ways you can help your offspring on the path to financial enlightenment....Read more

Tags: children, finance, education

Samsung Recalls Nearly 3 Million Washing Machines

Posted: 11/4/2016

Samsung Recalls Nearly 3 Million Washing Machines

Samsung issued a recall on 2.8 million top-load washers for risks that it could unexpectedly come apart and cause injury. Consumers who paid between $450 and $1500 for the models from March 2011 to November 2016 at stores like Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other home appliance stores nationwide should contact Samsung at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or go online to www.Samsung.com and click on the recall notice at the top of the page for more information....Read more

Tags: Samsung, recall

Court Grants Final Approval in Landmark Volkswagen Settlement

Posted: 11/2/2016

Court Grants Final Approval in Landmark Volkswagen Settlement

Months after Volkswagen agreed to a landmark $14.7 Billion Settlement for cheating emissions tests in its 2.0 liter diesel vehicles, the U.S. District Court’s have granted final approval to the settlement. As part of the agreement, Volkswagen will spend approximately $10 billion to buy back or modify vehicles in which “defeat device” software was installed....Read more

Tags: settlement, Volkswagen