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Bureau Of Better Business

It is a fact that scammers are very, very clever. Unfortunately, being smart about what you do online may not be enough to protect you from them. The good news is that there is an agency you can contact to find out about a company before you hand money over to them. The Bureau of Better Business (BBB).

One goal of The Better Business Bureau is to advance trust in internet marketing. They provide reliable reviews on millions of businesses. Their website is amongst the top 300 most visited sites in America. The Bureau acts as an intermediary between businesses and consumers.

Overall, the BBB is an extremely helpful and beneficial organization. But they have a dark side that should be noted -- The BBB will give any company that doesn't pay to sign up with them, an F rating.

Some people consider this practice a form of blackmail, but there you have it. If you are investigating a company through the BBB, you must decide if the company deserves its F rating or not.

One of The Better Business Bureau’s functions is to alert an unwary public of scams. If you are online and in the process of using your credit card to pay a company for some service, take a minute to check with your local Better Business Bureau and verify the company’s legitimacy.

Remember that scammers not only want your money, they also want your personal information. So, keep your computer software protection up to date and avoid giving out your personal information. Give it out only when there is a good reason.

Your web browser stores cookies and cookies are used by companies to track your activities across sites. They can target ads specifically to you. A cookie is saved information about you. By controlling your cookies, you control what companies know about your browsing activities.

Different browsers have different ways of controlling cookies usually with an “options or preferences tab.” The “help” menu will also tell you how to control the cookies on your browser. You do not want to disable all cookies -- you can block 3rd-party cookies without disabling the 1st-party cookies you want to keep.

There are many things you can do to protect yourself from online scams. Do a little research. Fraudulent businesses often get away with unethical practices because they are not being held accountable. It is important to notify The Better Business Bureau when you come across obvious malpractice on the internet.

File a complaint when you come across illegitimate business practices and help make scammers accountable. There are consumer complaint agencies on the internet where you can simply type in the name of the company to find out if complaints are filed against them.

Build a website, start a business, do your banking, purchase a product, submit payment, it doesn’t matter what you do online as long as you remain vigilant. Notify The BBB when you encounter obvious online scams.


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Ivy Glenn  

Are "Bureau of Better Business" and "Better Business Bureau" the same entity?

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  about 8 years ago

Very good information, as always Lewis!

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks! Appreciate the comment.

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  about 9 years ago

Great reminders and more valuable information, Lewis. Thanks!

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks, Bill! ... Appreciate the comment.

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  about 9 years ago

thank you very informative

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks!

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