Kelvin Collins: Scammers now targeting utility customers

...with a little knowledge and a few questions, you can be the one who gets away. REACH KELVIN COLLINS, THE PRESIDENT/CEO OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF CENTRAL GEORGIA AND THE CSRA INC., AT (800) 763-4222 OR WWW.BBB.ORG.

BBB warns against false claims

...that deceives buyers by falsely claiming BBB accreditation and participation in a phony...protection program. There is no such thing as a BBB Purchase Protection Program, and any online...percent of all complaints. Consumers look for BBB Accredited Businesses and the BBB seal when...

Your Business
Hits BBB's complaint form policy

...troublesome experiences with three contractors and called the BBB. I was told complaints had to be filed in writing. This...writing to you because it's kind of obtuse to report the BBB to the BBB. Incidentally, I wrote for the complaint forms on Oct...

Opinion columns
BBB: Less talk, more action?

...here ... benign?In other words, the BBB seems afraid to call a spade a spade.Changes...bite that equals its bark, though.The BBB's "satisfactory/unsatisfactory" business...from identifying member businesses as "BBB Member" to "BBB Accredited Business...

Better Business Bureau offers tips to determine if company is trustworthy

...are illegal, so do your homework.The BBB offers the following questions to ask before deciding...Check any company or opportunity with the BBB before joining.A legitimate company...CSRA Inc., at (800) 763-4222 or www.bbb.org.

Your Money: Biographical directories offer little more than food for ego

...national talk shows, a speaking tour or a national book-signing campaign. REACH KELVIN COLLINS, THE PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF CENTRAL GEORGIA AND THE CSRA INC., AT (800) 763-4222 OR WWW.BBB.ORG.

BBB advises consumers to beware of 'pinkwashing'

...amount.? Research the business. Learn more about the business you're purchasing from by checking their BBB Business Review at bbb.org.? Confirm the charity's corporate partners. Many national breast cancer charities list corporate...

BBB phishing line used in scam

...the Web. Most of the e-mails carry the BBB torch logo and come with the subject line...Because of experiences such as this one, the BBB recommends the following to anyone who receives...Forward the e-mail to phishing@council.bbb.org.? Delete the e-mail from your inbox...

BBB outlines a branding strategy for small businesses

...company will stand behind its brand promise. BBB offers advice for small-business owners...maintaining customer satisfaction,go to www.bbb.org Kelvin Collins is the President...tips column is provided through the local BBB and the Council of Better Business Bureaus...

Your Business
The ABCs of the BBB

...return, members are allowed to display the BBB's logo in their marketing and advertising...would lose credibility. Recently, the BBB moved onto the Internet with its stamp of...to be a part of it." But not even the BBB seal is immune from deceitful practices...