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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

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

5 Active Ingredients to Help Protect Against Zika Virus

Posted: 8/29/2016

5 Active Ingredients to Help Protect Against Zika Virus

From the West Nile to the Zika virus, news of mosquito-borne illnesses are spreading throughout the United States. Some companies are taking advantage of the public’s growing concern by selling products that claim to protect against these viruses—but they don’t work....Read more

Tags: safety, health

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

IKEA Provides Free Anchoring Kit as a Safety Precaution

Posted: 7/27/2015

IKEA Provides Free Anchoring Kit as a Safety Precaution

IKEA North America, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a nationwide repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit for various chests and dressers to address possible safety hazards. Over 27 million chests and dressers have been sold that pose a tip-over hazard if not properly anchored to the wall. This is after reports were received that two children died and others were injured when the chests tipped over and fell on them....Read more

Tags: IKEA, safety, recall

9 Financial Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted: 6/11/2015

9 Financial Safety Tips for Seniors

Senior Citizens often fall victim to fraud and financial abuse. Con artist prey on seniors because they are most likely to have assets, good credit, and savings that the make them attractive to scammers. Putting trust in the wrong individual or offer can have harmful effects and can drain the elderly of their finances. To make matters worse, many times seniors are reluctant to report fraud or scams because they don’t know where to turn or they fear others will find out and think them to be less ...Read more

Tags: seniors, safety

Largest recall in automotive history: Takata air bag recall information

Posted: 5/29/2015

Largest recall in automotive history: Takata air bag recall information

Takata Corporation, a global supplier of automotive safety systems, has agreed to recall nearly 34 million vehicles due to defective air bags, the largest recall in automotive history. Certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have claimed 6 lives and caused over 100 injuries worldwide....Read more

Tags: recall, safety