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Know Your Rights in Auto Repair

Smart Shopping for Auto Repairs You can help avoid trouble with an unreliable or dishonest repair shop by following these tips: • Deal only with a registered shop. Make sure there’s a green and wh...

 

Last Minute Back to School Shopping Strategies

While your kids may be too busy enjoying the last few days of summer to think about returning to the classroom and retailers have already kicked off back-to-school season about a month ago – you...

 

5 Cautionary Tips for College Grads Itching to Become Entrepreneurs

As the college Class of 2018 ventures out into the working world, many of them will choose to work for themselves, or at least entertain the thought. A variety of factors - less security in the...

 

Thousands of Vehicles Have Potentially Explosive Airbags - Do you drive one?

The automotive world is still buzzing about the massive airbag recall covering many millions of vehicles in the U.S. from nearly two-dozen brands. Here’s what you need to know about the problem;...

 

NYS A.G. Releases Top Ten Frauds of 2017 – Warns NY Consumers to Beware of Scammers

NYS A.G. Releases Top Ten Frauds of 2017 – Warns NY Consumers to Beware of Scammers The Attorney General also offered a list of tips all consumers should use to protect themselves and their...

 

NYS A.G. Issues Guidance for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued guidance for federal student loan borrowers, who seek to qualify for forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (“PSLF”)...

 

BBB ADVICE IN THE WAKE OF THE EQUIFAX CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT

Buffalo, NY (September 8, 2017)—Equifax, Inc. this week announced that it was the target of a cybersecurity incident that could potentially impact over 143 million U.S. consumers. People can use thi...

 

NYG A.G. Launches Formal Investigation Into Equifax Breach

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert following the report that Equifax Inc., one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, experienced a massive br...

 

Buying a Used Vehicle – Make Sure it Wasn't Flooded

An estimated half of the cars that flooded during Harvey will be sold with no flood label And most will end up in northern states Can you spot a flood car? Cosmetic fixes often fool unsuspecting...

 

BBB Offers Tips For Donating To Hurricane Harvey Victims

Arlington, VA – Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to...

 

3 Tips For Young People Who Need to Start Saving For Retirement – Now

A typical high school curriculum offers anything from the traditional subjects of language arts, algebra and U.S. history to the not-so-traditional subjects, such as gardening, therapeutic dance and b...

 

Twenty Time and Money Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping

1. Take an inventory of the supplies your child already has. You’ll be amazed at the forgotten notebooks, pens, markers and rulers you can find in a drawer or last year’s backpack. Don’t forget...

 

Retired Women Are More Prone to Financial Crisis

Lower wages and higher medical costs are putting retiring women at greater risk for financial ruin than men, according to a recent survey. Seventy percent of nursing home residents are women, and the...

 

Where is My Money - Millennials?

Millennials could be risking their financial future as they craft ways to tackle their student loans, car payments and credit card debt. New research indicates that many are overusing credit cards,...

 

Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for North Country Regional Business Plan Competition at Clarkson University on April 7

Entrepreneurial college students, high school students, and transitioning veterans are invited to apply to present at the annual North Country Regional Business Plan Competition at Clarkson...

 

IRS Warns Again On Payroll Scam As Tax Season Begins

Be on the lookout for an email scam focusing on payroll records. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been made aware that another email scam is making its way to taxpayers as tax season begins. In...

 

New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) reminds Consumers to be alert while making online purchases during holiday season

Cyber Monday was the official kick-off to the online holiday shopping season and one of biggest online shopping days of the year. Although Cyber Monday is ideal for nabbing on-line bargains, it is...

 

BBB Warning: Utility Scam Back in Upstate New York

Buffalo, NY (October 13, 2016) — Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is warning people that a utility scam is popping up in parts of our area. National Grid says scammers are targeting its cu...

 

Provinces Vary With Cell Phone Plan Prices

When CBC News reported on the black market cellphone industry, it sparked outrage from some readers about price discrepancies across Canada. Because various cellular plan prices are much cheaper in...

 

Shopping for Toys: A Game Plan to Keep Your Child Safe

Before You Buy: The Right Toy for the Right Age All toys sold as new in the United States should contain a manufacturer’s recommended age range for the item, determined by national standards that ta...

 

Scammers are Asking for iTunes Gift Cards as a Form of Payment; Two Lose $9,000 in Scams

Buffalo, NY (August 30, 2016)—Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Upstate New York is warning the public about scammers asking for iTunes gift cards as a method of payment. The trend began to appear in...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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