March 3, 2015 (Des Moines, IA) — Better Business Bureau serving Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, & Nebraska with offices in the Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids is committed to providing tools and tips to protect consumers from scams and to help them make better purchasing decisions during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 1-7. During the 17th annual NCPW, BBB will be working to connect people with the best consumer education resources.
BBB’s goal is to share information about identity theft, fraud, scams, and technology and safety. This coordinated campaign with NCPW encourages consumers to take advantage of their rights and make better-informed purchasing decisions.
“BBB offers free, reliable services daily to help them make better-informed decisions and protect their personal information,” stated Chris Coleman, local BBB president. “We are dedicated to connecting consumers with business that are committed to building trust.”
BBB is constantly working to provide consumers with more information. Check out a few of BBB’s FREE services below:
Look for the Seal. BBB is running a national campaign to remind consumers to look for the BBB seal when making a purchase. A BBB seal on a business’s door, window, vehicle or website is a powerful sign to customers that they are a trustworthy business.
Follow Scams. Scams are not going away, and scammers are constantly changing their tactics. Consumers can use the free resources found at bbb.org/iowa to protect themselves and educate family and friends. BBB is committed to alerting the public each time it learns of a new scheme through its scam alert emails.
Search BBB’s Accredited Business Directory. BBB’s online directory bbb.org/iowa Trusted Accredited Businesses. Directory search results provide everything from auto repair to movers, and florists to contractors.
Read Verified Customer Reviews. Check out a business at bbb.org/iowa and read their verified Customer Reviews. Customers can write a review detailing their experience with the business, whether or not they would recommend the business, and if it was a positive experience. Last year, locally, more than half a million Customer Reviews were read by potential customers.
About Better Business Bureau: Better Business Bureau is committed to marketplace trust. For more than 100 years, BBB has been creating a community in which businesses and consumers can trust each other through programs that encourage best practices, create marketplace role models, and denounce substandard business behaviors. People turned to BBB more than 132 million times last year, and BBB reviewed more than 4.5 million businesses and charities. BBB Serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland, founded in 1940 and is one of 112 local, independent BBBs across North America. You can reach us at 515-243-8137 or online at bbb.org/iowa.
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