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BBB Guidelines For Smart Shopping For Black Friday

Another important tip is making sure to be aware of the return policy and warranty info for what you buy.

FARGO, N.D. — Shoppers are being asked to read the fine print before buying this Black Friday. The Better Business Bureau released its latest guidelines on how to be smart shoppers. Someone of them include making your game plan for shopping. Another important tip is making sure to be aware of the return policy and warranty info for what you…

BBB Gives Tips on Managing Students’ Online Reputations

Social media can have big impact on students down the line

Social media can have a big impact on students when it comes time to apply to college or for a job. The Better Business Bureau has some tips. They say it’s a good idea for kids to consider what a future employer can find on their social media accounts before making a post. Making them private is also encouraged, though…

BBB Recommends Getting Ahead on Next Year’s Flood Insurance

The BBB suggests getting three estimates from insurance agents before deciding on a plan

FARGO, N.D. – The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is advising people without flood insurance to start doing their homework and looking ahead to next year. The BBB recommends getting three estimates from insurance agents before deciding on a plan. The bureau’s communications director says people who have flood insurance should contact their insurance agent before making any…

Better Business Bureau Warns About Valentines Day Scams

The Better Business Bureau says before you purchase flowers online, make sure the shop exists by calling or visiting the location

FARGO, N.D. — As you get ready to splurge on your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, make sure you aren’t getting scammed in the process. Fake, online flower shops are one of the scams you could come across. The Better Business Bureau says before you purchase flowers online, make sure the shop exists by calling or visiting the location. The…

Avoiding Scams at the NFC Playoff Game

buy tickets with a credit card, never get them from a scalper and never wire someone the money

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — 2018 has been a big year for the Bison and now, the Minnesota Vikings as they get ready to play in the NFC Division Playoff game. If you’re planning to buy tickets for the game this Sunday, there are a few things you should be aware of before making any final purchases. A few weeks ago, the Better…

Avoiding Facebook Scams During the Holiday Season

never wire money, send personal checks and never go alone to an in-person transaction

FARGO, ND — Facebook allows people to buy and sell anything they’d like, but consumer watchdogs say it’s not always easy to know who you can trust. Officials at the Better Business Bureau of North Dakota and Minnesota say social media can act as a playground for scammers. “You can be anybody you want to be on social media,” said Heather…

No Tricks, Just Treats with the BBB this Halloween

The BBB wants you to have fun this Halloween but remember to stick with the experts when purchasing your costume

FARGO, ND — In less than two weeks, monsters, movie characters and action heroes will be roaming the streets looking for some candy. The Better Business Bureau wants to make sure that you have a happy Halloween by providing some tips on how to safely purchase a costume. Halloween is all about the frightening decorations and the eerie costumes. “Scream,…

BBB Advises How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Attacks

More than 60 percent of americans have already been hacked this year

FARGO, N.D. — Sensitive information belonging to millions of Americans was hacked in the Equifax breach earlier this year. But why are so many people vulnerable? Even people who work in cyber security are at risk of being hacked. “I teach this all day long and yet I was still hacked, so I might have made a purchase at a coffee…

BBB Warning Business Owners About BBB Scam Emails

The email says they are in some violation of an act, or committed an act of abuse

FARGO, ND — The Better Business Bureau is warning businesses about scam emails claiming the sender is from the BBB. The email says they are in some violation of an act, or committed an act of abuse. They are signed from different people from the Abuse Department, which the BBB says does not exist. They are telling people that if…

Be on the Lookout for Fake Tickets, Fake Sellers

The BBB and the Vikings are giving tips on how to guarantee your ticket will be valid

FARGO, ND — Minnesota Vikings fans are getting ready for the start of the season on Monday but are being asked to watch out for fake ticket sellers. The Better Business Bureau says if you get tricked into purchasing a fake ticket, you’ll be asked to leave the stadium without getting to see the game. The BBB and the Vikings…