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Better Business Bureau Warns of ‘Grandparent Scam’

An older person gets a call from someone who sounds like they could be a relative, saying they’re in trouble and need them to wire money to help.

07/18/2014

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Family Duped by Internet Puppy Scam

A Fort Leonard Wood family recently wired $4,000 to Minnesota in hopes of getting a baby bulldog for their child.

05/02/2014

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Tips for Shopping This Cyber Monday

The Better Business Bureau’s Chris Thetford has some quick tips that can keep you safe.

12/02/2013

Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan queue up to board a US military C-130 plane for Manila after the plane arrived carrying relief supplies at Tacloban airport in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city on November 8.  US military planes on November 11 joined a frantic effort to rescue famished survivors of the monster typhoon that may have killed 10,000 people in the Philippines, as local security forces struggled to contain looting.      AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

BBB Offers Tips To Avoid Typhoon Charity Scams

Many may be thinking of reaching out and donating money to the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The St. Louis Better Business Bureau offers these tips for safe giving.

11/12/2013

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BBB Warns of World Series Hotel Scams

The World Series has thrown both cities, St. Louis and Boston in the national spotlight and that attracts those looking to make a quick buck.

10/21/2013

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TIAM: Is The “No Call” Program In Trouble?

Tired of all those spam phone calls?

07/10/2013

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Little Recourse for Donors to Hornbeck Foundation

Earlier this month the foundation named after Shawn Hornbeck announced it was shutting down.

06/17/2013

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New Phone Scam Centers Around Affordable Care Act

Scammers call you up and tell you you’re among the first to receive a new insurance card under the Affordable Care Act. They say all they need is your address and Social Security number.

05/22/2013

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BBB Warns of Child Star Scams

The Better Business Bureau’s Chris Thetford says his office investigates dozens of so-called talent scouts that have and continue to scam area families.

05/20/2013

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Better Business Bureau Offers Tips For ‘Cyber Monday’

BBB President and CEO Michelle Cory says the name of the game is protecting your personal information online.

11/26/2012

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