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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

Grants for School and How They Work

Posted: 1/25/2017

Grants for School and How They Work

Pursuing higher education can be expensive. The cost of college and career schools can put you into serious debt. Grants and other financial aid can greatly relieve some of the costly burden of paying for school. We’ve provided you below with information regarding what grants are, how to apply for them, free resources, and how to avoid scams....Read more

Tags: college, FAFSA, tuition, financial aid

New Protections for Prepaid Account Users

Posted: 1/13/2017

New Protections for Prepaid Account Users

With so many consumers already a part of the prepaid account market, and many more projected to be using these financial products in the future, new protections will go into effect late 2017 to protect prepaid account users. Check out a breakdown of what is to come....Read more

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, prepaid debit card, new laws

Scammers Prey On Disabled

Posted: 1/11/2017

Scammers Prey On Disabled

Disability applicants should be on the lookout for phishing scams designed to get their personal information. Scammers, pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or claiming to help applicants apply for benefits, have stolen personal information from victims that trust these con artists....Read more

Tags: disability, scams, Social Security Administration

Got a Bad Review? Learn How the Consumer Review Fairness Act Affects Businesses

Posted: 1/10/2017

Got a Bad Review?  Learn How the Consumer Review Fairness Act Affects Businesses

On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed into law the “Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016”. This law makes it more difficult for businesses to sue consumers over negative reviews....Read more

Tags: new laws, reviews

Kim’s Catch: RushCard

Posted: 1/9/2017

Kim’s Catch:  RushCard

RushCard, owned by UniRush LLC, and one of the many businesses operated by music/entertainment mogul Russell Simmons, has received plenty of backlash from customers as of late. Distraught consumers have turned to Business Consumer Alliance to beg for help getting access to their funds...Read more

Tags: prepaid debit card, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Kim's Catch

California Businesses Must Comply with All Gender Bathroom Laws

Posted: 1/5/2017

California Businesses Must Comply with All Gender Bathroom Laws

Assembly Bill 1732, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2016, becomes effective March 1, 2017. California employers will need to comply with this legislation that requires all single-occupancy bathrooms to be identified as “all gender” and available to all persons, regardless of gender or gender-identity....Read more

Tags: new laws, employment law