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Better Business Bureau Warns Of ‘One Ring’ Cell Phone Scam

Dubbed the “One Ring” scam, a computer sends thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, rings once, and then disconnects. Curious customers who return the missed call could be charged $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9 per-minute charge.

01/29/2014

Money

Better Business Bureau Releases List Of Top Ten Scams Of 2013

Chicago’s Better Business Bureau has made a list of the top ten scams of last year.

01/20/2014

Date & Dash Website

2 Investigators: Singles Getting Ripped Off By Matchmaking Service

In today’s busy world, more and more singles are turning to online dating and matchmaking services to find that special someone. But, as CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, some singles have said they’re getting ripped off by one locally based matchmaker.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

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Better Business Bureau Study: Businesses Can’t Let Customer Service Slip

A new survey serves as a warning to businesses about letting customer service – or their products – slip.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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Instant Tax Service Accused Of Fraud

As the Tuesday midnight tax filing deadline looms, many people are turning to tax preparers who promise rapid returns. But as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, the Better Business Bureau has a warning about those services, and one in particular doing business in the Chicago area.

CBS 2–04/16/2012

Businessman Peter Papageorge says he felt pressured to sign a contract for work-safety seminars. (CBS)

Business Owner Claims He Was Misled About Contract For Work-Safety Seminars

A Chicago business owner claims he felt pressured into signing up for a service, and now he’s being sued for more than $17,000 to fulfill a contract. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

11/28/2011

Windows Generic

Feldco Sues Better Business Bureau Over ‘No Rating’

A window and door installation company filed a libel lawsuit Wednesday against Chicago’s Better Business Bureau, claiming the BBB’s “No Rating” grade has hurt its reputation.

06/29/2011

Businessman Robert Hinds says he was ripped off by a Web-design firm. (CBS)

Business Owners Say Area Web-Design Firm Ripped Them Off

Some small business owners thought they were getting a good deal when they hired Expedite Media Group to design Web pages for them — then the unauthorized charges started.

03/28/2011

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Bidders, Beware: Online Auction Site Racks Up Complaints

It’s called Wavee.com, and you can supposedly get a steal of a deal. Or can you? Consumer advocates tell a different story.

CBS 2–03/24/2011

Cardboard Boxes

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Shady Shipping Firm

After receiving 33 complaints since August against an overseas shipping company based on the Northwest Side, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about the firm.

02/15/2011

Bears playoff tickets for the Chicago-Seattle game are not selling briskly, brokers say. (CBS)

Experts: Be Careful When Buying Bears Tickets

If you’re looking to buy tickets for Sunday’s NFC championship game between the Bears and Packers at Soldier Field, the Better Business Bureau is warning you to be careful.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

Health Club

Better Business Bureau: Pick Your Gym Carefully

Joining a gym after New Year’s is popular, and that trend unfortunately has prompted some facilities to try and take advantage of new clients.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

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Company Selling Car-Repair Plans Subject Of Complaints

It sounds too good to be true: A company appears to guarantee your large repair bills if you pay a monthly fee under a contract.

01/07/2011

Children And Adults Shop For Halloween Costumes.  (AP Photo)

Consumers Warned On Temporary Halloween Stores

Get tips on how not to get stuck with a scary purchase.

WBBM Newsradio–10/29/2010

I Earn

Mystery Charges On Credit Card Bills Could Spell Fraud

Law enforcement authorities estimate that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost in credit card scams every year.

10/13/2010