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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

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

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

Time is Ticking—Trial Offers 101

Posted: 7/5/2016

Time is Ticking—Trial Offers 101

These days you can find trial offers for just about anything, from personal care products and merchandise to entertainment packages and services. Enjoying a product or service before paying is a great way to evaluate if it is right for you. The downside is if you fail to cancel or miss the cancellation deadline, you can end up paying for something you don’t really want....Read more

Tags: trial offer, advice, consumer tips

5 Tips to Avoid Being Scammed by Powerball Fraudsters

Posted: 1/13/2016

5 Tips to Avoid Being Scammed by Powerball Fraudsters

With the Powerball jackpot at an all-time high, scammers are preying on unsuspecting victims. BCA has some helpful tips for you to spot these scams....Read more

Tags: scams, consumer tips, Lottery

Watch Out for Counterfeit Peddlers

Posted: 12/1/2015

Watch Out for Counterfeit Peddlers

The holiday season is typically a time when consumers go all out to score great deals and find that perfect gift for loved ones and, perhaps, even treat themselves. With so many shoppers spending money on gifts, we are being warned to look out for counterfeit merchandise that is not just fake, but may even be dangerous....Read more

Tags: holiday scams, counterfeit merchandise, scams, consumer tips

Cyber Monday Tips

Posted: 11/25/2015

Cyber Monday Tips

Black Friday isn't the only day where you can score huge savings on deals. Business Consumer Alliance has some helpful tips for online shopping on Cyber Monday....Read more

Tags: Cyber Monday, consumer tips

Tips On Hiring A Contractor

Posted: 11/16/2015

Tips On Hiring A Contractor

Business Consumer Alliance offers the following tips to consumers when shopping around for a reputable contractor....Read more

Tags: consumer tips, contractor

Debt Collectors Misleading Potential California Amnesty Program Participants

Posted: 11/6/2015

Debt Collectors Misleading Potential California Amnesty Program Participants

Some unscrupulous debt collectors aren't telling eligible consumers that they qualify for an amnesty program that could reduce their traffic ticket debt and reinstate their license. We've learned about some of these tactics and came up with some tips for you....Read more

Tags: traffic ticket, debt collection, consumer tips

Did You Know? BCA Got a Makeover

Posted: 8/17/2015

Did You Know? BCA Got a Makeover

Business Consumer Alliance launches new and improved website, with features that will benefit both businesses and consumers alike....Read more

Tags: consumer tips, announcements, business tips

Hemet Driving School Closed Without Warning

Posted: 8/7/2015

Hemet Driving School Closed Without Warning

Driving school in Hemet abruptly closes down, leaving student drivers without refunds....Read more

Tags: consumer tips, out of business, refunds

Water Wise at Home

Posted: 7/8/2015

Water Wise at Home

Water conservation is crucial wherever you go. Not only does saving water help the planet, it can also save money on your utility bill. There are so many opportunities and ways to save water, but being water wise should begin at home. Business Consumer Alliance offers the following useful tips on conserving water at home....Read more

Tags: consumer tips, drought

Whole Foods Apologizes - 6 Tips to Avoid Getting Overcharged at the Market

Posted: 7/8/2015

Whole Foods Apologizes - 6 Tips to Avoid Getting Overcharged at the Market

Whole Foods Market CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey issued an apology to customers following accusations of overcharging at its New York stores. The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs announced June 24, 2015, that it was expanding its investigation of the chain after finding that the company’s NYC stores routinely overstated the weights of its pre-packaged products, including meats, dairy, and baked goods. Whole Foods released a blog apologizing to customers and clarifying information regarding ...Read more

Tags: shopping, consumer tips