Become the 5-Hour Business – KBOI/NNU Business Breakfast

Better Business Bureau President/CEO Dale Dixon won’t leave you scratching your head. Scam artists are siphoning thousands of dollars out of Idaho. Hear the real stories of people falling victim and learn how to protect you, your employees, your business and customers from thieving scammers. He delivered this speech at KBOI/NNU Business Breakfast on March […]

Free Harley-Davidson offer rumbles through area classifieds

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller An advertisement placed in a weekly newspaper in the Treasure Valley suggested the motorcycle would be free. Normally, the cycle — a 1998 Harley-Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer Softail — would sell for about $13,500 at a reputable dealership, the ad said. But a Jeffrey Shaw of Chicago was offering […]

Fake government emails have arrest warrant attached; watch out for malware

Don’t let this email scam scare you into downloading a malware-infected attachment. The Federal Trade Commission is warning about fake emails that claim to be from the made-up “Bureau of Defaulters,” with an attached “arrest warrant” that is really malware. How the Scam Works: You get an email that appears to come from a government agency called […]

BBB participates in Military Saves Week

Operation Financial Freedom went off at Gowen Field Air Force Base on Feb. 25, 2015. With Ms. Holly Petraeus, assistant director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who heads up the Office of Service Members Affairs delivering the keynote address, 14 vendor booths provided education materials to military personnel and their families. The direct approach to […]

State levies $394K judgment against Body Renew Fitness; refunds pending

A $394,900 judgment against Body Renew Fitness LLC, which operated several Treasure Valley fitness and tanning facilities before they abruptly closed last summer, has been made ending a lawsuit against the company and its owner. In July 2014, nearly 5,000 members were locked of Body Renew locations across the Treasure Valley and gym owner Dakota Routh explained the closure as simply […]

Google, iPhone Cash Splash promotion is just another play to steal

By Robb Hicken/BBB’s chief storytelling The text message simply stated: Either you or someone entered your information on our Web Ad for the Google Android Cash Splash Promo. I couldn’t imagine that anyone would knowing enter my information, since I’m pretty guarded about what information I give out. And, I know I never click on […]