We show 6 matches. These are blogs from our archive for 7/2017

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

Avoid Getting Burned by Summer Scams

Posted: 7/25/2017

Avoid Getting Burned by Summer Scams

Scammers are prevalant at all times of the year. BCA has a list of summer scams to watch out for....Read more

Tags: scams

Kim’s Catch: Helping America Group

Posted: 7/12/2017

Kim’s Catch:  Helping America Group

When you’re drowning in debt, a call from someone offering to reduce the amount you owe or eliminate it altogether could sound like a lifesaver. However, far too often the people behind these debt relief services oversell and under deliver....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scam, debt relief

Blow the Whistle on IRS Scam Callers

Posted: 7/10/2017

Blow the Whistle on IRS Scam Callers

Dealing with taxes can be a taxing experience. Just hearing the words “Internal Revenue Service” can cause anxiety and fear. For some that fear becomes real when dealing with IRS scammers. Imagine getting a call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, saying you owe the IRS and if you don’t pay immediately you will be arrested or face some other punishment....Read more

Tags: IRS, scams

Does Amazon Owe You A Refund?

Posted: 7/6/2017

Does Amazon Owe You A Refund?

In April 2017, Amazon agreed to end litigation with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stemming from a complaint filed in July 2014 regarding allegations that they unlawfully billed parents and other account holders millions of dollars for in-app charges without their consent. As a result of the agreement, a refund program was begun....Read more

Tags: refund, Amazon, mobile apps

The Road to Homeownership

Posted: 7/3/2017

The Road to Homeownership

There are so many elements to think about when considering home ownership. If taking this step is something you are set upon doing, there are some important things to think about before you go house hunting. Here are a few things to contemplate and get you started on your journey toward being a homeowner....Read more

Tags: mortgage loans, HUD, homeowners insurance

Employee Spotlight: July 2017

Posted: 7/1/2017

Employee Spotlight: July 2017

Business Consumer Alliance’s Employee of the Month for July is Salome Arostegui. Salome is part of our Membership Sales team and has been with our organization since July 2016. ...Read more

Tags: employee spotlight