BBB in the News

by Aaron Reese

BBB is often interviewed by the TV and radio stations, magazines and even podcasts to share  tips, background information, advice, recommendations and much else. Though most of the radio interviews are not transcribed online, TV appearances are often included in digital content. In August, we shared tips with every news station about donating to hurricane relief.

Here is what the BBB has been up to in the news lately.

Oct 16, 2017 – Jonathan Horn from KSHB 41 shares BBB advice when writing about a new ransomware scam. It claims credit card numbers stored on your PC are being distributed to scammers. The only way to fix the issue is to call a number that pops up on your computer. Then the scammers will talk you into spending your money.

Sept 27, 2017 – Cat Reid from KSHB 41 interviewed BBB Representative Aaron Reese about puppy scams.

Sept 12, 2017 – Linda Wagar of Fox 4 Problem Solvers writes about F-rated Swingin V Fence. The BBB has now received two complaints on the business. Neither have received a response from Swingin V Fence.

Aug 31, 2017 – Journalists Ethan Weston and Gabrielle Ware recommend the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to check out charities before you donate to disaster relief.

Aug 30, 2017 – Alyssa Donovan interviews BBB representative Aaron Reese about Hurricane Harvey relief and how best to donate to good causes.

Aug 29, 2017 – Angie Ricono from KCTV5 interviews BBB about hurricane relief scams.

August 28, 2017 – Journalist John Matarese recommends that potential donors check out BBB Tips when giving money to hurricane relief.

July 27, 2017 –  Kansas City Star journalists Donna McGuire and Judy L. Thomas interview BBB about Party Buses, their potential dangers and the worst offender in Kansas City.

July 14, 2017 – Belinda Post from KSHB 41 interviews BBB about how best to recover money from a bridal store that has gone under.

June 12, 2017 – Melissa Stern of WDAF Fox 4 writes about the owner of F-rated BOSS Construction, David Rosales, operates under additional names, Dream Home Construction and Dash Services

Jun 5, 2017 – Emily Rittman and Nick Sloan from KCTV5 reference BBB Complaints when talking about Vantage Point Exteriors, an F-rated business being investigated for financial exploitation of the elderly.



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