Better Business Bureau Issues Call For 2014 Torch Award Nominations

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is again calling for nominations for the premier award in business ethics – the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. The Torch Awards for Ethics recognize upstanding companies which display outstanding ethics in their dealings with customers, employees, vendors and their community. All for-profit businesses of any…
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BBB Advice On Choosing An Estate Sale Business

An estate sale is often held when a person is looking to liquidate and sell personal items within a home. Estate sales can take place during stressful or emotional situations such as a divorce, the death of a family member or the need to downsize before a move. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North…
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Better Business Bureau Of Minnesota And North Dakota: Who We Are

When you mention Better Business Bureau (BBB), people usually say, “Oh, the place that handles complaints.”  And it’s true, BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota does work to help resolve disputes between consumers and businesses – we handled over 24,000 complaints for Minnesota and North Dakota last year – but that’s just a small part…
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Bogus Sweepstakes Prizes Continue To Rake In People’s Money

Consumers regularly inform Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) they’ve received notices in the mail informing them they’ve won a Publisher’s Clearing House, Reader’s Digest, or some other official-sounding sweepstakes. Along with these notices, consumers usually receive checks ranging from several hundred to a few thousand dollars. BBB always advises the public…
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CryptoLocker Newest Strain Of Ransomware

Aggressive computer viruses continue to make the rounds, causing unlucky computer users to see pop-up messages which sometimes threaten people with a fine or prison unless they pay up. These viruses, meanwhile, lock up affected computers, holding them hostage, thus its name: “ransomware.” Computer users pick up this virus by clicking on malicious links in…
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