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Planning Folders: Portland marketing company racks up complaints in 20 states

By Kyle Iboshi – KGW News

Customers were promised prime ad space. Instead, many say they paid hundreds of dollars for nothing.

PORTLAND, Ore.— Small business owners in 20 different states have filed complaints against an Oregon-based marketing company. 814 more words


Planning Folders: Small business owners worried they were sold a bill of goods

By Scott Hines, KFOR News


Darah Fowler has that sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach. 

She said, “I think they just took my money and ran.” 325 more words


BBB Helps Fight Fraud at the Front Door by Teaming with ADT and Other Security Leaders

As summer selling season kicks off, news conference with Louisiana State Fire Marshal features victims and tips on stopping deceptive sales in the security industry… 491 more words

BBB says 'local' skin care companies aren't clear with pricing

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For months, Lichelle Yates, with the Better Business Bureau, has received complaints about companies that sell products promising clear skin, but aren’t clear on how they’ll charge you. 526 more words


Do Not Fall Prey to Scams

As consumers, we certainly want to avoid being scammed. But, that is not always a simple task. Thus, we present several tips so you do not fall prey to scams. 438 more words

Part 3: Targeting Customers And Gathering Information

Mother Left High & Dry After School Takes Her Money For Summer Camp

By Jamie Leary

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – After spending $600 on summer camp for her son, Vanessa Ewing never imagined the school in charge of the camp would deposit her check and cut off communication. 456 more words