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Private Tax Collectors to Begin Collecting for IRS: Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Rights

Written by Amy Biviano, BBB Foundation Director

The IRS announced this week that private debt collection companies will start collecting overdue tax bills in spring 2017. 711 more words

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Watch Out for Campaign Cons this Election Season

The first presidential debate has taken place and there’s about a month until the general election; meaning campaign season is at its peak! Scammers latch on to any large, newsworthy event in the hopes of stealing your money or identity, and the 2016 election is no exception. 520 more words


Get Your Debt in Check

While reports show that young adults aren’t racking up credit card debt, they are in fact failing to save and are unaware of how detrimental their… 446 more words

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10 Fall Marketing Ideas for Your Business

Fall means falling leaves, plentiful pumpkins, longer nights and cooling weather, but it can also mean great marketing opportunities for local businesses. Make the most of the changing seasons with fall marketing that brings customers in during the lead-up to the holidays. 675 more words

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August Scams Roundup

The following are some of the scams reported to Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest in August. In most instances names and locations have been omitted to protect the victims’ privacy. 564 more words

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Fish and Wildlife Hack in Idaho and Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Idaho Department of Fish and Game both reported there was “unauthorized access of the system” discovered around August 23. 310 more words

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5 Things You Didn't Know About BBB

Better Business Bureau has been serving consumers and businesses for more than 100 years. That’s more than a century of helping to advance marketplace trust. While you may be familiar with our grading system, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about BBB. 542 more words

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