BBB Announces Integrity Award Finalists

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is proud to announce the 2011 finalists for the prestigious Better Business Bureau Integrity Awards. The 12th Annual Integrity Awards ceremony, presented by Best Buy, will take place Monday, October 24 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from 6 – 9 p.m. The BBB presents…
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Would-be Pet Owners Nipped By Scams

Pet lovers seeking new canine companions are often surprised, and sometimes discouraged, to discover how expensive a purebred puppy or dog can be. Purebreds can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars, not including veterinary, shipping and pedigree costs. That’s why the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is cautioning consumers…
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BBB Advises Businesses To Watch For Bogus Billings

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is being contacted by businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota regarding unexplained bills from a company called Minneapolis Classified Publishing. The businesses contacting the BBB say they have not dealt with this company and believe the billings are fraudulent. “Based on what we’re hearing from…
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BBB Cautions Consumers On “Penny Auctions”

Online “Penny Auctions” are quickly gaining popularity, and though they claim to offer consumers the opportunity to win quality merchandise at low prices, the Better Business Bureaus of Minnesota and North Dakota and Central Florida (BBB) are reminding people that purchasing bids only provides consumers the right to bid on an item; they do not…
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Sweepstakes Scam Has Duluth Tie

A sweepstakes scam which conned a consumer in Roanoke, Virginia recently leads back to Duluth, Minnesota. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) was contacted by the BBB of Western Virginia last week after a consumer in their area reported mailing a money order to someone in Duluth to pay fees on…
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