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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

Is This a Scam?

Posted: 6/29/2018

Is This a Scam?

One general question that comes to mind when people are considering an offer that may seem just a little too good to be true is, “Is this a scam?”...Read more

Tags: scam, tips

Using Public Wi-Fi More Safely

Posted: 6/20/2018

Using Public Wi-Fi More Safely

Encryption is important to keeping your information secure when you’re online. So while at the airport, coffee shop, restaurant, repair shop, or anywhere where you’re going to use public Wi-Fi, here are a few tips to help you surf safely....Read more

Tags: wifi, wireless internet, security, tips

6 Ways Contractors Can Protect Their Valuables

Posted: 6/13/2018

6 Ways Contractors Can Protect Their Valuables

Contractors and laborers spend good money on equipment and tools. BCA is sending these tips to professionals to help them protect their valuables and alleviate theft....Read more

Tags: contractor, tips

What to Consider Before Hiring a Subcontractor

Posted: 5/3/2018

What to Consider Before Hiring a Subcontractor

When you’re looking to complete a home improvement job, it may be necessary to hire a subcontractor for specialized tasks. A skilled and qualified subcontractor can bring their know-how and help get the project done right. Here are a few things to help you choose a reputable subcontractor....Read more

Tags: contractors, subcontractors, home improvements, tips

Security Tips for Choosing a Web Hosting Company

Posted: 3/9/2018

Security Tips for Choosing a Web Hosting Company

For many small and home-based businesses, having a web presence is important. One significant concern is security. Many companies choose web hosting firms to set up their website and email systems. When businesses are vetting companies to perform these technical tasks, there are some important factors to consider....Read more

Tags: website hosting, security breach, tips

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Posted: 2/10/2017

4 Quick Tips to Avoid Fake Apps

Shopping on your mobile device is a convenient way to make a purchase. In this day and age there’s an app for almost anything. When browsing for deals and shopping on your cell phone or tablet, Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) warns you to beware of fake apps that are setup to look real but are really only out to rob you....Read more

Tags: tips, scams, cell phone, security risk

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

Trip Out: Avoiding Vacation Scams

Posted: 5/13/2016

Trip Out:  Avoiding Vacation Scams

Vacation time is a perfect occasion to grab some fun in the sun, relax, or enjoy a family adventure. While your mind is set on having a good time, be careful to avoid vacation scams. Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) wants to clue you in on a few common vacation related scams and useful tips on how to avoid them....Read more

Tags: vacation, scams, tips, travel

Great Tools for Selecting a Cell Phone Provider

Posted: 5/5/2016

Great Tools for Selecting a Cell Phone Provider

Are you happy with your cell phone provider? With so many options available today, with some careful review you may be able to find the plan or service that meets your needs and your budget too. Before you make a switch or sign up for service for the first time, take a look at these useful tips to guide you along your way....Read more

Tags: cell phone carrier, tips

Go Organic! Fruits and Veggies You Can Regrow From Scraps

Posted: 3/23/2016

Go Organic! Fruits and Veggies You Can Regrow From Scraps

Does your family love fruits and vegetables? Are you trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Buying organic can be expensive. However, there are many tasty foods you can regrow at home from kitchen scraps. Check out some of them here and get in on the action by sharing your ideas....Read more

Tags: health, tips

8 Fuel Saving Tips for Commuters

Posted: 8/4/2015

8 Fuel Saving Tips for Commuters

Recent gas hikes in California led to many commuters scrambling to find gas stations with the lowest prices. While these gas increases may be temporary, the need to be more fuel efficient and save on fuel costs is a permanent goal for many. Business Consumer Alliance has eight fuel saving tips to save you money....Read more

Tags: gas, savings, tips

Business Consumer Alliance Offers Consumers Tips On Layaway Shopping

Posted: 10/2/2013

Business Consumer Alliance Offers Consumers Tips On Layaway Shopping

With the Christmas season fast approaching many are thinking about the presents they will be giving come this holiday season. Whether you are shopping for family and friends, or you are looking to shop for yourself, there are several options available to make those holiday purchases. In recent years layaway has become a great payment alternative to shoppers that may want to get away from credit card debt, are on a budget, or don’t want to shell out the entire cost at once for a big ticket item. ...Read more

Tags: Christmas, Christmas and holiday season, Kmart, Layaway, online shopping, payment, tips, Walmart