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Integrity: Be honest and ethical in all of our business activities. Treat everyone with integrity, keeping our promises and learning from our mistakes. Have the courage to hold fast to our professional convictions. Teamwork: Communicate, cooperate and collaborate freely across organizational and territorial boundaries, and work as one team to fulfill our mission. Trust: Trust in our colleagues throughout the BBB system and in ourselves. Say what we mean and mean what we say. Communicate with honesty and candor. Respect: Treat everyone with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences. People are our fundamental asset. We will empower them to develop and use their talents and capabilities to the fullest.

Integrity: Be honest and ethical in all of our business activities. Treat everyone with integrity, keeping our promises and learning from our mistakes. Have the courage to hold fast to our professional convictions. Teamwork: Communicate, cooperate and collaborate freely across organizational and territorial boundaries, and work as one team to fulfill our mission. Trust: Trust in our colleagues throughout the BBB system and in ourselves. Say what we mean and mean what we say. Communicate with honesty and candor. Respect: Treat everyone with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences. People are our fundamental asset. We will empower them to develop and use their talents and capabilities to the fullest.

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People  want to support veterans and military service charities in honor of Veteran's Day in the United States, or Remem...
11/11/2020
BBB Tip: Give wisely to a veterans charity

People want to support veterans and military service charities in honor of Veteran's Day in the United States, or Remembrance Day in Canada. BBB’s Give.org is pleased to share a few tips on how to give safely.

updated: https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/18166-give-wisely-to-a-veterans-charity

Want to support a veterans or military service charity? Follow these tips to avoid misleading appeals and find trustworthy organizations to support.

As the days grow shorter, the increase for fraud is greater for people who are the loneliest and are the most financiall...
11/10/2020
BBB Tip: Research shows low financial literacy, social isolation increase scam risk

As the days grow shorter, the increase for fraud is greater for people who are the loneliest and are the most financially at risk.
https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/20605-bbb-tip-new-research-shows-low-financial-literacy-social-isolation-increase-scam-risk

People who live alone or have low financial literacy levels are more likely to lose money to scammers. Social isolation appears to play a role in...

As soldiers return to civilian life and re-enter the workforce, they face unique difficulties. Finding education benefit...
11/10/2020
Military Spouses and Veterans Report Highest Losses to Employment Scams

As soldiers return to civilian life and re-enter the workforce, they face unique difficulties. Finding education benefits, navigating disability claims or searching for employment can be hard. Trustworthy sources is the best way to avoid scams.

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/22698-military-spouses-and-veterans-report-highest-losses-to-employment-scams

Military spouses and veterans were both more likely to be victimized than non-military consumers.

Why having a robust online presence can be a game-changer for your business. Download the BBB Impact Report to see what ...
11/09/2020
Better Business Impact Report: The next frontier of online retailers

Why having a robust online presence can be a game-changer for your business. Download the BBB Impact Report to see what simple steps your online store can take to boost consumer confidence during the holiday season.
https://www.bbb.org/article/business/23359-better-business-impact-report-the-next-frontier-of-online-retailers #StartWithTrust #online #smallbusiness

Having a good online presence and being digitally savvy can be a game-changer for your business.

11/04/2020
BBB Business Leaders Unplugged - David Allen

The science of productivity explained by bestselling author David Allen Getting Things Done . Creator of GTD methodology and adopted by business leaders and corporations worldwide, Allen describes the art of getting organized, staying productive, and living stress-free. https://youtu.be/p57f8Z7cVT8 #WednesdayWisdom #StartWithTrust #SmallBusiness #Business #Productivity #StressFree #GTD

Enjoy a candid interview with international bestselling author David Allen. Allen is the creator of the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology adopted by busi...

BBB has received several hundred complaints from 11 states about loan company, Ecapitalloans LLC, a company claiming to ...
11/04/2020
BBB Warning: Ecapitalloans steals personal information and money from loan applicants

BBB has received several hundred complaints from 11 states about loan company, Ecapitalloans LLC, a company claiming to be located in Dallas, TX, stealing personal and financial information from loan applicants.
https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/23286-bbb-alert-bogus-online-lender-claiming-false-bbb-affiliation

BBB has received several hundred complaints about loan company, Ecapitalloans LLC. The company steals personal information and money from loan...

Phishing email fools social media users that their accounts will be deactivated. A warning for small business owners who...
11/02/2020
BBB Scam Alert: Your ad account's been deactivated? It's a malware con

Phishing email fools social media users that their accounts will be deactivated. A warning for small business owners who use social media advertising. #BBBStartWithTrust
https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/23329-bbb-scam-alert-your-ad-accounts-been-deactivated-its-a-malware-con

Scammers are targeting businesses with emails that look like warnings from Facebook or Google advertising. Don't click. These fake messages can...

Military consumers are more susceptible overall, with military spouses (81.9%) and veterans (78.7%) more likely to lose ...
11/01/2020

Military consumers are more susceptible overall, with military spouses (81.9%) and veterans (78.7%) more likely to lose money to these scam types than non-military consumers (77.9%). Learn more about online purchase scams in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Listed contact information and a visible return policy were also important characteristics for consumers who did not los...
11/01/2020

Listed contact information and a visible return policy were also important characteristics for consumers who did not lose money to online purchase scams. Learn more about online purchase scams in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Make sure you do your research before making that online purchase. Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avo...
10/31/2020

Make sure you do your research before making that online purchase. Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

The risk of online purchase scams rises during the holidays because more people are making online purchases, but also be...
10/31/2020

The risk of online purchase scams rises during the holidays because more people are making online purchases, but also because scammers are offering the most popular products at the best prices. Learn more about online purchase scams in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Our online purchase scams report is HERE! Check out what were the riskiest products and how to spot a scam when you see ...
10/30/2020

Our online purchase scams report is HERE! Check out what were the riskiest products and how to spot a scam when you see one.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Scammers are taking advantage of people’s get-rich-quick dreams by promoting “money flipping” scams on social media, and...
10/30/2020
BBB Scam Alert: This get-rich-quick con promises fast money on Cash App

Scammers are taking advantage of people’s get-rich-quick dreams by promoting “money flipping” scams on social media, and BBB is seeing dozens of reports each month about these cons. #BBBScamAlert https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/23322-bbb-scam-alert-this-get-rich-quick-con-promises-fast-money-on-cashapp

Scammers are taking advantage of people’s get-rich-quick dreams by promoting “money flipping” scams on social media.

Like marketers for real companies, scammers have access to the tools they need to learn about your buying behaviors, off...
10/30/2020

Like marketers for real companies, scammers have access to the tools they need to learn about your buying behaviors, offering up exactly what you want at enticing prices.

Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Following COVID, medical/nutrition products (including masks) rose to join pets as the riskiest product categories. Lear...
10/30/2020

Following COVID, medical/nutrition products (including masks) rose to join pets as the riskiest product categories. Learn more about online purchase scams in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Most people were actively searching for a product when they fell victim to an online purchase scam. Learn more about the...
10/29/2020

Most people were actively searching for a product when they fell victim to an online purchase scam. Learn more about these scam types and how to avoid them in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Make sure you do your research before making that online purchase. Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avo...
10/29/2020

Make sure you do your research before making that online purchase. Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker

Beware of unsolicited telemarketing calls pressuring for financial or personal information.
10/28/2020
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota

Beware of unsolicited telemarketing calls pressuring for financial or personal information.

With 60 federal indictments announced today in a $330 million telemarketing fraud scheme aimed at elderly and vulnerable adults, it's a good time to brush up on how to recognize and handle a suspected phone scam:

Listed contact information and a visible return policy were also important characteristics for consumers who did not los...
10/28/2020

Listed contact information and a visible return policy were also important characteristics for consumers who did not lose money to online purchase scams. Learn more about online purchase scams in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.  BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams...
10/28/2020

Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Photos of products such as pets and hard-to-find items were also motivating factors. Learn more in our new research abou...
10/28/2020

Photos of products such as pets and hard-to-find items were also motivating factors. Learn more in our new research about online purchase scams.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.  BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams...
10/27/2020

Learn more about online purchase scams and how to avoid them in our latest research report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams #BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

Younger consumers are more susceptible than older adults, but older adults lose significantly more money than young adul...
10/27/2020

Younger consumers are more susceptible than older adults, but older adults lose significantly more money than young adults. Learn more about online purchase scams in our new report.
BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams
#BBBScamTracker @BBB_Institute

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