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Better Business Bureau

School Supplies

Shop Smart on Back-to-School Supplies this School Year

The days of summer are drawing to a close and annual back-to-school specials are starting to surface. Whether you plan to shop…

08/22/2012

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BBB Educates on Scams Targeting the Military through BBB Military Line

A majority of Americans see members of the military and are reminded of their bravery and sacrifices for our freedom. Unfortunately, unethical schemers…

08/22/2012

Senior Citizens

Protecting Senior Citizens Against Fraud

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…

08/22/2012

Coupons

Check the Facts before Clipping Coupons

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…

08/22/2012

Storm

BBB Warns of Soliciting Storm Chasers

Many areas throughout Western Pennsylvania have been affected by storm damage from the recent severe weather. From flooding to roof and tree…

08/22/2012

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Keep Your Pets Happy and Safe at the Kennel

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…

08/22/2012

Virus Threatens Internet Access

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.

07/03/2012

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Unsubscribing From Internet Offers Could Cause More Headaches

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.

06/26/2012

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Contractor Targets Elderly In Ross Township

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.

06/05/2012

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State Sen. Criticizes Company Targeting Elderly, Disabled

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.

05/31/2012

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Hempfield Tornado Victims Hit With Liens

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.

02/01/2012

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Know Your Rights Before Returning Your Gifts

KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to Warren King of the Better Business Bureau about holiday returns.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/26/2011

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KD Investigation: Local Dating Service Under Fire

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.

11/16/2011

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Misleading Letter Sent To Local Seniors

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.

10/25/2011

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Latrobe Woman Says She Was Pressured By Roofer

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.

05/12/2011

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