Make 4 Times Your Money … guaranteed? Sounds too good… well maybe it is

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller With the receipt of the letter, King Hill resident Jean Johnson (not her real name) says this work-at-home offer was “over the top.” “The promise just seemed too great to believe,” she says. “It’s like my mom always said, ‘If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.’” That […]

Businesses need to take steps to spot ‘fake’ credit cards; EMV on its way

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller The final stages of a credit card theft ring are making their ways through the federal judicial system as prosecutors have reached agreement with the Atlanta 12, a group of men and women who traveled to Idaho with the sole intent of using illegal and stolen credit cards. The […]

Shredding over 14 tons of sensitive documents – SYID a great event

Better Business Bureau always looks forward to Secure Your Identity Day and Shred Event each year, not only because of the success of the program, but the opportunity to meet and work with the public and volunteers.
BBB received the following weight numbers from the Shred-it and Western Document Management for Saturday, April 18. Within a two-hour time period, there was a total of 28,710 pounds of paper received – about 14.35 tons – from  831 cars making it approximately 35 pounds per car.
Amounts of computers, etc. taken in has not been given to BBB.
Thank you again for success in keeping personal information out of the hands of identity thieves.
– Joanne Miller, VP Operations
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Success the Right Way: Making an Impact

What would happen to your competition if you closed your business today? A strange question, but consider the consequences of how a company that operates with honesty and integrity brings up its competitors. Better Business Bureau CEO Dale Dixon talks of how doing the right thing, even when no one is looking, has an impact. […]

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

By Robb Hicken/BBB’s chief storyteller Whew – you’re thinking to yourself – Tax Season 2015 has come and gone. The April 15 deadline looms only 364 days away and it’s time to relax and wait for the refund to come. But, wait, what’s this popping up in the email box? Why, it’s from the <> saying […]

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 […]