Melanie McGovern

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Name: Melanie McGovern
Date registered: January 26, 2016

Biography

BBB of Upstate New York Communications Director. Go to linkedin.com/in/mjmcgovern12/ for more information!

Latest posts

  1. BBB advice in the wake of the Equifax cyber security incident — September 8, 2017
  2. National Grandparents Day is a great time to talk about scams — September 7, 2017
  3. Text scammers are at it again! Protect yourself with BBB information — June 13, 2017
  4. Marshall Exteriors named winner of BBB’s Torch Award — May 12, 2017
  5. ConServe named a winner of BBB’s 2017 Torch Award — May 2, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. New state law protects gift card purcasers — 14 comments
  2. Those yellow page invoices are not real! — 13 comments
  3. Can you hear me? Do not say yes! — 3 comments
  4. Scam Tracker now local — 2 comments
  5. IRS scam calls continue — 1 comment

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Sep 08

BBB advice in the wake of the Equifax cyber security incident

Equifax, Inc. this week was the target of a cyber security incident. As a result, it could impact over 143 million people in the United States. This website will show people if their information is part of the breach. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has some suggestions if you were affected by this cyber …

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Sep 07

National Grandparents Day is a great time to talk about scams

Sunday, September 10th is National Grandparents Day which is a great time to talk to the seniors in your life about scams. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York works every day to inform the public about scams that target seniors, including the “Grandparent Scam.” It’s designed to fool seniors into thinking that their grandchild …

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Jun 13

Text scammers are at it again! Protect yourself with BBB information

Text scammers are at it again, this time, the target is KeyBank customers in Upstate New York. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is again getting reports to our Scam Tracker about spam text messages, saying there is a problem with the user’s KeyBank account and that they need to call the number in …

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May 12

Marshall Exteriors named winner of BBB’s Torch Award

 Marshall Exteriors, based in Newark, NY is one of this year’s Torch Award recipients. The Torch Award is the highest recognition given to area businesses by BBB. Adam Olschewske opened Marshall Exteriors in 2000 with one employee, himself. Over the past 17 years, Olschewske grew the company from the trunk of his car to a …

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May 02

ConServe named a winner of BBB’s 2017 Torch Award

ConServe, a Fairport-based accounts receivable management company is the winner of the Better Business Bureau’s 2017 Torch Award for Ethics in the large business category. About the Torch Award Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York’s Torch Award for Ethics celebrates companies that make the commitment to the highest standards of leadership, character, and ethics. The award spotlights …

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Mar 13

Don’t get scammed when buying March Madness tickets!

Basketball fans are excited for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, with the first round being held at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. As March Madness gets underway, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is urging fans to buy tickets from reputable sources and avoid scammers. “As Buffalo prepares for basketball fans from all over the …

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Feb 22

BBB at the Albany Times Union Home Expo

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York met with our Accredited Businesses at the Albany Times Union Home Expo this month. The event drew thousands of people looking for new ideas and companies to make their home improvement “to-do” list a reality! Thank you to the following BBB Accredited Businesses who attended: American Design & …

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Jan 27

Can you hear me? Do not say yes!

Answering “yes” to the question “can you hear me?” is all a scammer needs to execute the latest phone call scam. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is seeing a dramatic increase in reports on our Scam Tracker and calls to our office reporting this scam. There are three different “versions” of the scam …

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Jan 26

Protecting your credit cards

Even with credit card chip technology, protecting your credit cards from fraud is still important. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies are warning people about skimmers on credit card machines.  Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York wants everyone to keep their cards safe when using them at retail establishments. What are skimmers? Skimmers are card readers …

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Jan 09

Looking to join a gym and get fit in the new year? BBB has advice

If you are looking to get fit and join a gym in the new year, you aren’t alone. Each January, millions of people crowd into gyms, health clubs, and fitness centers. While it’s exciting to gear up towards a goal, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York advises everyone to treat this like any major …

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