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Giving Wisely on Giving Tuesday

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor

Giving Tuesday is being promoted by charities of all stripes this holiday season. If you’ve ever donated to a charity, you’ve probably already received emails or solicitation letters seeking your donation on Dec. 600 more words


‘I was afraid you'd tell me not to do it.’

The American Better Business Bureau reported the case of a school teacher who lost her life savings in a business scheme that was actually a scam. 125 more words


Scholarships and financial aid

Millions of students depend on grants and scholarships to pay for college, and applying for financial aid can be confusing.

Some companies claim they can help, but they often end up charging fees for information and assistance that students could have gotten for… 218 more words


Looking for a temp job this holiday season? BBB offers advice for job seekers

BBB offers advice for job seekers looking for temporary work

‘Tis the season to hire seasonal employees, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Retailers are expected to hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers this holiday, a 14 percent increase from last year. 381 more words


Charged for complaining? Wisconsin woman takes legal action after online purchase

By Katrina Cravy

KENOSHA, Wisconsin (WITI) — These days, people everywhere sound off on the internet. You don’t have to look hard to find someone unhappy with a service or product writing about it online. 733 more words


Phone scammers say FBI can't catch them

Another warning has been issued in a widespread phone scam involving con artists pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service.

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Friday afternoon, November 14, warning the public about the con, which informs people of the IRS-based scam. 421 more words