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 Consumer Corner    April 21, 2016

How to Create a Cash Stash for Unexpected Expenses

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time dedicated to teaching how to establish and maintain good financial habits. The month provides a good opportunity to assess whether you have a solid plan in pl...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 7, 2016

BBB Top ten scams of 2015: Tax scam is number one

Buffalo, NY – December 29, 2015 – When Better Business Bureau launched Scam Tracker earlier this year, tax scams were projected to be high on the...

 
 Consumer Corner    December 17, 2015

Four Common Phone Scams

You need to be aware of when answering the phone from unknown numbers. Being diligent on the phone is one way of protecting yourself and your family from potential scams. Always ask questions and if...

 
 Consumer Corner    December 10, 2015

BBB Offers 10 Online Tips to Become a Savvy Holiday Shopper

1. Protect your computer and smart device. Install a firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Check for and install the latest updates for your smart phone and tablets and run virus scans...

 
 Consumer Corner    November 19, 2015

Shopping on Thanksgiving Day

In our society, our entire being is centered on being grateful and thankful for all we have. To start, we have the Thanksgiving Address; the Ohenton Kariwahtekwen, which is said when we gather and...

 
 Consumer Corner    September 17, 2015

Shopping With A Conscience

Looking for a good deal on school clothes? There is always the Big Box Stores; Wal-Mart, Target, JCP, Sears and more. Then there are the “it” stores; J Crew, Aeropostale, Abercrombie and Fitch....

 
 Consumer Corner    September 3, 2015

BBB says college kids are often targets for financial ploys and scams; parents need to help their students protect their money, credit and identity

Buffalo, NY (August 31, 2015) – The financial decisions college students make now can affect their credit for years to come. Their age and life stage make them susceptible to identity theft and...

 
 Consumer Corner    August 13, 2015

'Tech Neck' and Your Child

Tech Neck is taking a toll on child posture and the question is: is too much technology taking your body back to the Stone Age? Experts claim "tech...

 
 Consumer Corner    August 13, 2015

BBB reminder: Be Smart When Shopping for Back to School Items

It seems back to school season is starting earlier this year. Retailers in Upstate New York are already displaying pens, pencils, electronics and back...

 
 Consumer Corner    July 16, 2015

Cuomo Warns Against Scam Tickets to See Pope Francis During Visit to New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned New Yorkers of scams surrounding Pope Francis’ scheduled September visit, urging those interested to only get tickets from verified sources. The Archdiocese of New...

 
 Consumer Corner    June 11, 2015

Nine Great Economical Reasons To Use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been around for centuries and it has long been used as a homeopathic remedy to treat a number of aliments. However, modern medicine is just now beginning to understand and fully realiz...

 
 Consumer Corner    May 14, 2015

Tips to Shop Organic on a Budget

Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher in cost. The United States and...

 
 Consumer Corner    April 16, 2015

Ways to Tech Green

These days, there’s no reason why you can’t be both tech-savvy and an environmentalist. More gadgets and technical appliances are trending green and this Earth Day is the perfect time to learn how...

 
 Consumer Corner    April 9, 2015

CONSUMER ALERT WARNING ABOUT COMMON TAX SEASON SCAMS

Scammers are impersonating tax authorities and threatening consumers over bogus debts, here is information you need to avoid these scams and report them. With this year’s tax deadline looming and...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 26, 2015

Thaw leads to dramatic increase in contractor inquires to BBB; avoid common issues with our do's and don'ts

Buffalo, NY - The numbers don’t lie – Upstate New York went through the coldest and one of the snowiest winters in memory. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is taking calls and web...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 19, 2015

HESC's College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool Gets Students, Families to the Bottom Line Costs

College acceptance letters are arriving to excited college-bound students almost daily and financial aid award letters follow right behind. The award letter contains important information about the fi...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 12, 2015

TIPS FOR USING GO FUND ME, KICKSTARTER, AND OTHER CROWDFUNDING WEBSITES TO MAKE DONATIONS

Thinking of donating to crowdfunding website? We have learned from Akwesasne’s recent tragedy how crowdfunding websites can make a difference, in a very good way. When tragedy struck and equipment w...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 5, 2015

It's National Consumer Protection Week

Buffalo, NY (March 4, 2015) – If you have a phone, then you most likely have been the target of or possibly the victim of scam or fraud. It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and Better Business...

 
 Consumer Corner    February 19, 2015

BBB Offers Advice on What To Do After a Data Breach Compromises Your Identity

(February 5, 2015) – Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of the latest corporate data breach at Anthem Insurance. Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information (PII)...

 
 Consumer Corner    February 12, 2015

Herbal Supplements - Buyers Beware

With the recent release of a study conducted on herbal supplements that was commissioned by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, buyers of herbal supplements should be aware and wary of what they...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day: Extravagant or Meaningful

The focus on Valentine’s Day should be how to make a relationship last, not what one splurges on Valentine’s Day. As florists, jewelry stores, candies and chocolate manufacturers gear up for the...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 29, 2015

Scam Free for 2015

This year, follow BBB’s five resolutions and stay scam free in 2015. Keep your computer programs and passwords up-to-date. Those reminders to update your Internet browser, operating system and...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 15, 2015

The Top 10 Scams of 2014

Be aware. Part of being financially sound is being vigilant against scams and thieves. You protect your children, your spouse and your home. You need to protect your money as well. In 2014, there...

 
 Consumer Corner    December 11, 2014

Keeping Sane for the Holidays

For many people in Akwesasne, Christmas is the best time of the year. Yes, just like the song. But for others, it becomes an overrated, overpriced, way overstressed time of year where all finances...

 
 Consumer Corner    October 9, 2014

Don't Be Haunted By Costly Halloween Shopping Mistakes

In preparation for the “spooktacular” holiday of Halloween, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to exercise caution when shopping for holiday deals including those at pop-up retail...

 

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