Better Business Bureau
With scams and schemes on the rise, senior citizens remain high-target victims for unethical businesses. In some scams, more than 80 percent of the victims are…
Shopping with coupons has become almost a competitive sport, with cable television shows featuring people who get piles of groceries for little or no cash. Coupons are…
Many areas throughout Western Pennsylvania have been affected by storm damage from the recent severe weather. From flooding to roof and tree…
If you are heading out of town for an end of summer trip, your Better Business Bureau has some tips to select a trustworthy home-away-from-home for your pets. Pet owners should…
About 500,000 computers could lose Internet access on Monday, July 9, because of a virus. To see if your computer will be affected, the Better Business Bureau has outlined a few steps to follow.
When you click on the unsubscribe button on an Internet offer, you may be doing the exact opposite. It’s a choice many of us face every day. Whether to subscribe or unsubscribe to an Internet offer can have big consequences on your future online experiences.
A contractor is targeting the elderly in Ross Township with fake driveway sealing jobs. On Memorial Day, an elderly woman was approached. They told the woman they were working in the neighborhood and could do the job the same day since they’re already there at a cheap price.
Because George Weimer is disabled, he qualifies for a rent rebate and the staff at State Senator Jim Ferlo’s office is happy to help him fill out the forms. But in the past few weeks about 400,000 elderly and disabled Pennsylvanians have gotten a solicitation in the mail offering to get them that rebate for a $39 fee.
When Barbara Lotz of Shelby Drive in Hempfield hired Prime Roofing Systems to do work on her house after the tornado last March, she thought she had done her homework.
KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to Warren King of the Better Business Bureau about holiday returns.
For many singles out there, true love seems to be getting harder to find. But are dating services the answer? One service in Green Tree boasts a high success rate, but they’ve also collected dozens of complaints about high-pressure tactics, expensive contracts and bad matches.
Lois Shipley, of New Castle, got a letter in the mail the other day from a business called the Senior Advisory Center. The letter stated that for a fee of $39, the company, on her behalf, would file a property tax, or rent rebate claim with the Pa. Department of Revenue.
A Westmoreland County attorney says he’s been contacted by three elderly homeowners who feel they have been pressured by a home improvement company based in Ohio.
Free plane tickets to celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death? A promise of a free sandwich? Or exclusive video of bin Laden’s corpse? They are just some of the scams the Better Business Bureau is warning people about.
Scam artists are at it again. They’ve found new ways to trick you into giving up your hard earned money, and for some of the victims, the results can be devastating.