Better Business Bureau

Chris Caya WBFO News

Online shoppers are getting ripped off and its hurting the economy and workers, according to a new report issued Tuesday by the Better Business Bureau.

From a new bowling alley on Pearl Street to the arcade games popping up on Main Street, recreation is a now a key element of development projects in downtown Buffalo. As Jim Fink of Business First points out during WBFO's Press Pass, the focus on games reflects the growth of the downtown residential population.

Many parents will likely see the word “Fingerlings” at the top of their child’s holiday gift wish list this year. However, at the top of the Better Business Bureau's list is a warning.

VietNow Macon County Chapter

New York State and 23 other states are shutting down am Illinois-based organization that, prosecutors say, collected donations through a deceptive telemarketing campaign but provided only a fraction of the proceeds to legitimate causes. In Buffalo, the Better Business Bureau is offering reminders of how to spot suspicious solicitations.

BBB warns of tech support scam

Oct 3, 2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning Western New Yorkers about a new scam. It says to be weary of strangers pretending to offer computer tech support.

Nursing home death raises questions, concerns

Sep 1, 2016

A nightmare scenario for those with loved ones in nursing homes recently occurred at the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo. Following the death of a patient, a local organization is giving out tips to people who may be in the process of selecting a nursing home for their loved ones.

Catholic Charities honored with BBB Torch Award

Feb 7, 2016
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Catholic Charities is being recognized for its work in philanthropy. The Better Business Bureau has presented its Torch Award to the Buffalo-based not-for-profit for 2015.

As many consumers scramble to cash in on holiday deals during the busiest period of the shopping season, advocates are urging them to their homework and be on the lookout for deceptive advertising practices.

Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

Nov 23, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With the official start to the holiday shopping season just days away, local officials are warning consumers to be protective of their credit information, and warning retailers to be careful about gift card fraud.

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The Buffalo Bills’ home opener against the Colts is this Sunday and the Better Business Bureau has some advice for last-minute ticket buyers looking for seats on the secondary market.

Save your wallet with college move-in tips

Sep 5, 2015
Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

New college students everywhere would love an extra hand, but if you aren’t careful you could end up losing an arm and an leg.

For over a century, the Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers identify unscrupulous business entities. Now, they are offering an online service that aims to share that information at a quicker pace.

Federal experts host data security seminar

Apr 29, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Local business owners and leaders learned more Wednesday about threats against data security, and how they can protect their own interests as well as those of their customers.

'The 12 Scams of Christmas'

Dec 19, 2014
Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is out with its list of "The 12 Scams of Christmas." These Christmas cons may be worth a look as you celebrate the holidays.

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Warnings are being issued to anyone who is planning to participate in this year's Dirty Girl Mud Run.