Category Archive: BBB

Jul 07

Keeping your children safe online this summer

family internet safety

BBB tips for online safety Summer is here and kids are off from school, which could mean more time spent online. It is more important than ever to take steps to make sure your kids and your family’s personal information are kept safe. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has tips and information to …

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Jun 16

BBB helps keep seniors informed at scam seminar

NYS Senior scams

Tips for avoiding phone, internet and door-to-door scams were presented at the Guilderland Public Library Friday June 9. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, New York State Senator George Amedore, AT&T and the library worked together to keep seniors informed of common scams that target them. “Education is key,” said Warren Clark, president and …

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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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Dec 07

Why that gift exchange on Facebook could be a scam and is illegal

From Secret Sister to a wine exchange, that gift exchange on Facebook seems too good to be true. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York says that while it may be tempting to jump in, it could lead to you getting scammed and at the end of the day, it is illegal. Here’s what you …

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