Parents and students expect to spend more than ever on back-to-school shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. If you — or a student in your life — is shopping for books, clothes, school supplies, backpacks or other items, be sure to keep these tips in mind. Better Business Bureau offers the following advice on how to shop smart for back-to-school or back-to-college purchases.
Several types of scams emerge throughout the year but if you remember a few simple tips, it could help you avoid scams all year long.
Scammers are taking advantage of the public by impersonating energy company representatives. Using a service disconnection threat, scammers try to convince the consumer to purchase prepaid debit cards and provide the card information to them.
It may seem like school just let out, but it’s time to think about shopping for the new school year.
It’s prime moving season and demand for movers is very high. The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau shares tips on hiring a reputable mover.
New Medicare cards will be mailed out in June to everyone who is enrolled in Medicare. If you are called by someone who claims to be with Medicare and asks for personal information, beware!
Gift cards might seem like the perfect present for a hard-to-shop-for friend or family member, but they are not without drawbacks. When a store goes out of business, gift cards do, too.
If you recently received a scam call from your own phone number (or a very similar number), you aren’t alone. People across the state are reporting calls from lookalike numbers. It’s a newly popular technique that scammers use to trick targets into picking up.
The Better Business Bureau is concerned about fraudsters taking advantage of confusion over the latest news on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Every year Milwaukee residents complain about door-to-door scammers attempting to take advantage of them. Here are some tips to avoid being scammed.