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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

Are You Renting Your Pet?

Posted: 1/8/2018

Are You Renting Your Pet?

Pets can be expensive. Specialty dog and cat breeds can cost thousands of dollars. In the past few years, options to finance a pet have become available. Unfortunately, some consumers have been devastated to find out the agreement they signed doesn’t give them ownership of the pet, instead they’ve signed a lease-to-own contract. These contracts can be costly—in some cases double the pet’s listed price....Read more

Tags: pets, contracts

8 Pet Safety Tips for Hot Weather Conditions

Posted: 8/5/2015

8 Pet Safety Tips for Hot Weather Conditions

When the weather heats up, it’s only natural to want to go out for some fun in the sun. Many pet owners bring their furry companions along to enjoy outdoor activities. Be sure to practice safe hot weather habits when temperatures rise, as pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke, and sunburn if overexposed to heat. Business Consumer Alliance (“BCA”) shares these tips to help keep pets safe in hot weather....Read more

Tags: pets, summer, heat, safety