We show 10 matches. These are blogs from our archive for 9/2016

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

Does Your Credit Score Matter?

Posted: 9/21/2016

Does Your Credit Score Matter?

Do you know your credit score? If you don’t, you may want to check it out, especially if you’re considering applying for a loan, credit, or even insurance....Read more

Tags: credit scores, credit reports, credit repair, Credit Education, How To Guide

How-to Guide on Credit Repair

Posted: 9/19/2016

How-to Guide on Credit Repair

If you find that your credit score is low or you have been turned down for a loan due to your credit, take a look at your credit report. Is all of the information accurate? Are there multiple entries for the same debt? Is the debt even yours? You may find that information in your file is not entirely accurate or that you are in need of credit repair....Read more

Tags: credit scores, credit reports, credit repair, How To Guide

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million for Bogus Account Scheme

Posted: 9/16/2016

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million for Bogus Account Scheme

Wells Fargo was hit with the largest penalty to date from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on September 8, 2016, to the tune of $100 million....Read more

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wells Fargo, refunds

First National Bank of Omaha to Pay $32.25 Million

Posted: 9/14/2016

First National Bank of Omaha to Pay $32.25 Million

Thousands of First National Bank of Omaha (the “Bank”) customers will be receiving their portion of the $27.75 million the Bank was ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to pay on August 20, 2016. This was the result of an investigation that found some 275,000 consumers harmed by illegal practices in connection to credit card add-on products....Read more

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, credit card charges

Employee Spotlight: September 2016

Posted: 9/12/2016

Employee Spotlight: September 2016

Harry Carrington is Business Consumer Alliances's Employee of the Month for September....Read more

Tags: employee spotlight

Employers Prepare for New Overtime Rules

Posted: 9/12/2016

Employers Prepare for New Overtime Rules

In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule modifying salary requirements for white-collar, salaried employees who are exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...Read more

Tags: employment law, Department of Labor, overtime

What a Difference BCA Makes

Posted: 9/8/2016

What a Difference BCA Makes

Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) does a lot to help both consumers and businesses alike. As our name indicates, one of our goals is to help businesses and consumers come together to maintain a trustworthy and ethical marketplace. Our operators and staff take a personalized, hands-on approach to providing assistance and we take pride in helping both sides come to an agreement. Here are a few of our heartwarming success stories and experiences....Read more

Tags: help, mediation

Options Are Available for ITT Tech Students

Posted: 9/8/2016

Options Are Available for ITT Tech Students

ITT Technical Institutes ended operations on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, after the Department of Education (DOE) banned the schools from enrolling new students that receive federal loans and grants, among other restrictions....Read more

Tags: college, student loan

Kim’s Catch: Pet Scams

Posted: 9/6/2016

Kim’s Catch:  Pet Scams

You see an advertisement for a free pet. The only cost is to have it delivered. You respond to the ad and are asked to send payment by wire transfer, gift card, or reload pack. Once you send the money in anticipation of your new furry friend, you are then told extra fees are needed to cover medical necessities, crating, insurance, or some other obligation. You are prompted to send more money to get your pet. In the end, you wind up with nothing but empty promises, no pet, and no way to get back ...Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, Pet Ad Scams.

Step On Up for These 8 Pedicure Safety Tips

Posted: 9/2/2016

Step On Up for These 8 Pedicure Safety Tips

Ahhh pedicures….a relaxing treat and perfect way to get your feet sandal ready. But before you head to your local salon and sink your toes in a footbath, check out some helpful reminders that can keep you safe. If you’re not careful, your tranquil pedicure could turn into a nasty infection....Read more

Tags: safety, salon, tips