BBB Tips On Ordering Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a big day for a lot of people, especially couples, romantic hopefuls and florists. Chances are, those in the fresh flower business are already prepared for the holiday. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to start making their preparations as well. Though florists will no…
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Top Ten Scams

Top-Reported Scams Of 2015

BBB Scam Tracker, an interactive online tool which people can use to learn about and report scams, was launched in 2015. Since being activated locally, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) has seen some clear trends emerge, trends that show that some scams – particularly the IRS and tech support scam…
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January 28 Is Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort to highlight the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust, takes place Thursday, January 28 this year. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) assumed leadership of this initiative in 2011. Better Business Bureau (BBB) regularly partners with NCSA on data security campaigns and is participating in…
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Tax-refund Fraud A Serious Problem

With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return and claim your refund. Though this type of fraud is tough to prevent against –…
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BBB Tips For E-waste Recycling

Did you know some newer lightbulbs contain mercury? Many consumers and businesses have switched to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), which have a lifespan that is ten times longer than a normal incandescent bulb and are commonly used for table, floor, room and outdoor lighting. CFLs were designed to replace traditional incandescent lightbulbs, but do contain…
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