Category: BBB

Jan 03

Remember BBB advice when buying playoff tickets, merchandise

The Buffalo Bills are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Remember Better Business Bureau advice when buying playoff tickets, booking travel, or buying merchandise online.   In the 17 years since the last playoff appearance, we’ve seen big changes in the way tickets to events are bought and sold. Also, …

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Dec 01

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

Social Media

*Better Business Bureau is again getting reports of these posts on Facebook. BBB reminds everyone that while it may sound like a great idea, these types of exchanges can be scams and are illegal.* From Secret Sister to a wine exchange, that gift exchange on Facebook seems too good to be true. Better Business Bureau …

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Nov 22

BBB, Community Partners support Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25th is the day to support Small Businesses for Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday started in 2010 by American Express, a BBB Accredited Business. The goal is to encourage shoppers to support small, local businesses. Each year the message and movement get bigger. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is pleased to support Small …

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Nov 17

Upstate New York 2017-2018 Giving Guide

UNY Giving Guide

UNY Giving Guide now available online. ‘Tis the season for giving and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York’s 2017-2018 Giving Guide is a great resource to help you give wisely. The Guide can be accessed online and lists charities across Upstate New York Download the Guide below.  

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Nov 10

Fake Aldi Coupon Going Around on Social Media

fake aldi coupon

Internet scammers are again. This time, posing as Aldi, a well-known grocery store, trying to get people to click on a potentially harmful link. At first glance, it looks like a legitimate coupon:   The company posted a warning on its Facebook page in response to the offer:   There are several tell-tale signs of …

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Oct 24

BBB works with Buffalo Sabres, NHL to shut down counterfeit website

counterfeit Sabres website

Site also used BBB’s logo fraudulently in an effort to dupe consumers. Hockey season is here, and fans are always looking to get a great deal on their favorite players jersey or other gear from their team. A Buffalo Sabres fan filed a complaint with Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York recently about a …

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Sep 11

BBB Warning: Fake emails appear to be from BBB but contain harmful links

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has received several Scam Tracker reports and phone calls regarding emails claiming to be a notice of a complaint from BBB. These emails are fraudulent and are phishing scams, attempting to gain your personal information or download harmful files to your computer. These emails are being reported across …

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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

Join Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York for Secure Your ID Day 2017!

BBB Secure Your ID Day 2017

BBB Secure Your ID Day October 7, 2017 In 2016, 15.4 million Americans reported they were a victim of identity fraud, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. We know it only takes one misplaced personal document to give someone everything needed to steal your identity. BBBs across North America participate in this event each year …

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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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