BBB Tips On Avoiding Pyramid Schemes

High school students and young adults pursuing their college degrees may be targeted by schemes preying on their lack of real-life experience. Some of these schemes are called pyramid schemes. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns that this shady business model is dangerous because it promises earnings it cannot deliver and…
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Superior Heavy Machinery Fails To Make The Grade

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning the public and business community about Superior Heavy Machinery, an online entity claiming a Duluth (MN) address and purporting to sell used heavy equipment. BBB has determined they are nothing more than a fake company created solely to defraud consumers and business owners seeking…
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Getting Calls From Your Own Phone Number?

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) says area consumers are reporting they’re receiving illegal marketing calls that display their own phone number on caller ID. Though it’s natural to be curious about such calls, BBB advises the public to ignore the calls or let them go to voicemail – and then delete…
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BBB Warning: Fun Runs Sometimes Promise More Than They Deliver

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been hearing lots of complaints about various fun runs that have been cancelled with short notice, often with no refunds offered. Last week, BBB of Greater Cleveland reported on a 5K Foam Fest that was cancelled with just four days’ notice. An email to paid participants said “Unfortunately, we’re not…
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Don’t Let Your Summer Getaway Open The Door To Fraudsters

Summer is a great time for getaways, but while you’re on vacation, criminals are still hard at work. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns consumers that they can find themselves tripped up by their own vacation plans if they don’t first take some precautions. “Scammers never stop thinking, so consumers have…
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