Only the day after tax deadline 2015 passes, scammers are back at it

ATTENTION: Each year the Better Business Bureau hosts a shred event to help residents secure their identities from thieves. This year’s event will be from 10 to noon (Saturday, April 18) at the Idaho Transportation Department, 3311 State Street. Bring in items that contain your personal and financial information you no longer need and have it […]

Success the Right Way: Building trust by securing your customers’ data

Good solid business is built on trust. Better Business Bureau CEO Dale Dixon outlines two ways on what you can do to build trust by keeping your data –private (both clients and employees) and payment – secure. Brought to you by The Center for Character Ethics. Learn more today.                   […]

Buying or selling a cellphone or personal data device, 4 tips for selling your devices

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller Outdated, upgraded or damaged – cellphones still have a value to the owner. Just like jewelry, there is an intrinsic price from the physical phone itself. And phone buyers know this, too. Cell phone users often take advantage of companies willing to buy their old phones for cash when they […]

Got camp? Choosing a summer experience for your kids

As you begin to look into summer camp options for your children, look beyond the pretty brochures and friendly sales pitches. Make sure the camp you have in mind is safe, well supervised and not a financial trap. Dig deeper than whether a camp has bird watching, bracelet weaving or swimming lessons. Find out if it has a history […]

BBB and Idaho Travel Council issue advertising warning on spoofed website

By Robb Hicken/BBB’s chief storyteller When Katrina Lott at Smitty’s Pancake House was told she was definitely going to want to be in the next state travel and recreation magazine, she was bewildered. She had taken out advertising with the State of Idaho Tourism Office before, but could not recall the name of the person […]

300x250_LC15_Banner_V2Leadercast exists to positively change the way the  world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme – the Brave Ones – challenges leaders to focus on the courage necessary to lead. Experience Leadercast Live and discover what it means to be a leader worth following. Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics is teaming up with the nationally acclaimed program to provide this growth opportunity to future leaders.

Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 8:00-4:30
Event: Leadercast 2015 – The Brave Ones is coming soon
Topic: Leadercast
Sponsor: Coaching Crossroads
Venue: Better Business Bureau
Location: 125 E. 50th St.
Boise, Idaho 83714
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Unwrapping the ‘Rock-Star’ car wrap promise; it’s a scam

“Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: ROCK-STAR  seeks people — regular citizens, professional  drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a small advert for “ROCK- STAR” plastered on your car. The advert are typically vinyl decals, also known as “auto wraps,”that almost seem to be painted […]

Facebook fantasy not much of a lottery win for BSU worker; thanks Rickey

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller When Diane Hinckle opened her Facebook she wasn’t surprised by another personal “like.” Her conversation with Rickey Lambert was simple: I’d like to Friend you. The problem was that only three days earlier she’d received the same request from a Ricky Lambert, and three days before that she’d received […]

BBB your marketplace authority since 1912

Since 1912, BBB has served consumers and businesses as an authority on trust in the marketplace. BBB sets and upholds high standards for ethical marketplace behavior and serves consumers as the preeminent resource for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. Trust is the number one reason Americans choose whom to do business with. Find […]

Idaho Falls Power will never knock on ‘Your’ door

By Robb Hicken/BBB’s chief storyteller It shook her so badly that Idaho Falls resident Gwen Stephens had to pause, collect her thoughts, and then call Idaho Falls Power. Lori Stanger,City of Idaho Falls Credit Office, says the city has received three calls in the past three days concerning someone trying to collect on the electric […]