via Cleveland19: The Eastlake Police Department issued a warning about a scam that’s targeting people looking for work. It’s called a reshipping scam. Scammers get their hands on people’s contact information, potentially from resumes posted on job board sites. The scammers offer a work-from-home job that only requires the employee reship packages. “They’ll get an email from a […]

via Cleveland19: It seems like harmless social media fun, but for the last several years, the Secret Sister Gift Exchange post has tricked a lot of giving people on Facebook. But, a reminder: this is a scam. Several Better Business Bureau agencies are warning consumers against this scam, which is identified as an illegal pyramid scheme. “The […]

GETTY IMAGES The 2016 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research found that $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015. Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Cleveland can help reduce your risk at its upcoming “Secure Your ID Day.” Identity Theft Prevention, Information and Resources “Secure Your ID Day” will be […]

  This week’s storms could bring more clean up crews to neighborhoods in northeast Ohio. Unfortunately, scammers could be waiting to take advantage of residents dealing with damage to their property. Tuesday night’s storms hit Sofia Dougherty’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood pretty hard. Tree limbs came crashing down and blocked the road. The electricity went out as well. Tree limbs […]

It might be the season of giving, but it’s also been a year of taking away. Scammers have been hitting Clevelanders and now there’s a list of the top 5 scams in northeast Ohio for 2015. We have interviewed people who’ve lost thousands this year and now the Better Business Bureau has its “Scam Tracker” […]

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that identity theft topped the list of complaints the agency received in 2014. Shredding sensitive documents to keep them out of the hands of scammers is an important step in protecting your identity. To help, the Better Business Bureau, along with its partners Rad Air Complete Car Care, All Ohio […]

    The Better Business Bureau is offering to shred your documents for free during “Secure Your ID Day.” The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Wickliffe and Lorain. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend and learn about properly disposing of sensitive paper documents as well as CDs and floppy […]

  Last night’s storms left a wake of damage across Northeast Ohio. Many people experienced flooding, sewer backup, fallen trees, roof and siding damage, and much more. The Better Business Bureau is reminding those with damages to be extra careful when selecting a contractor, and making repair decisions. It is very common for people to be taken […]

  With the bitter cold temperatures, many homeowners and business owners are vulnerable to scams threatening shutoff or demanding payment for natural gas and/or electricity service. “Current electric and gas charges totaling almost $560,” says Sue McConnell with the Better Business Bureau. “The recent cold temperatures we’ve had have left home owners and business owners vulnerable […]

Jeanne Lyon couldn’t believe it when the caller at the other end of the phone said she had won $1 million from Publishers Clearing House. “I’m thinking of all the people I would help,” she said. “I have 23 nieces and nephews and I thought I’d put some in a trust for them.” It just […]

As Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, Better Business Bureau is reminding those who experience storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions. Natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes can bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in […]

It’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving and Black Friday, when retailers gear up to offer their best. According to the Better Business, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing. Before you head out the door for a block buster and get caught up in the […]