Added by Susan L. Zenda on February 27, 2014 at 11:22pm — No Comments
Top 10 Tips To Help You Choose A Tax Preparer
When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your refund. The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) advises you to check your tax preparer’s BBB Business Review first. Even if you don’t prepare your own return, you’re still legally responsible for what is on it.
“BBB Business Reviews are a great way to check out any…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on February 27, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments
BBB Warning: Website Scam Targets Military
BBB Military Line is sharing information from the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CIC) warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.
The "My Army Benefits" website at usmilitarybenifit.org is a fraudulent site designed to “collect soldiers' Army Knowledge Online, email accounts and passwords.” The site also falsely claims that “the…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on February 24, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments
Veterans are invited to Marquette University Law School Eckstein Hall on April 5, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. I will be there to answer your questions about VA benefit claims and help with Creditor/Debtor issues. Other attorneys will be available to answer your legal questions and provide free general consultations on a wide range of legal issues usually encountered by veterans and their…Continue
Added by Edward W Harness on February 20, 2014 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Added by Susan L. Zenda on February 20, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
When Dating Online Do Not Send Money To People You Have Not Met In Person
Western Union and Better Business Bureau Promote Online Safety This Valentine's Day
When dating online, never send a money transfer to someone you have not met in person. That’s the advice that Western Union and Better Business Bureau are offering consumers in hopes of preventing some Valentine’s Day heartbreak.…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on February 14, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments
National Claims Status Day is coming to a Regional Veterans Affairs Office near you. On May 21, 2014 the national organization VeteranWarriors1 is conducting National Claims Status Day. Your humble Blogger/Attorney Ed Harness will be the State of Wisconsin Site Coordinator for…Continue
Added by Edward W Harness on February 13, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
Better Business Bureau Names "Top 10 Scams" for 2013
Every year, Better Business Bureau receives thousands of calls and emails from consumers who have been scammed… or from the lucky ones who have dodged scams by being wary. Some scams are widespread, getting a lot of people for small amounts. Others are more narrowly focused, but take people for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. The Federal Trade Commission’s …
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on February 12, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments
BBB Wisconsin Served More Than 4.7 Million Consumers, Businesses in 2013, Up 15 Percent
2013 was a busy year for the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin, which successfully moved its offices to a new building in May.
“Our dream of moving into a brand new building became a reality last year,” said Randall Hoth, CEO/President. “We are excited to be able to deliver important services through our state of the art building and our offices in Madison and Appleton.…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on February 11, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments
Wisconsin courts recognize veterans in the criminal justice systems have unique challenges. So it set out to develop strategies to effectively deal with veterans and the unique challenges veterans present. The programs require commitment, understanding, creativity, and a willingness to bridge the gap between the veteran and his or her community. The courts in Southeastern Wisconsin, are looking for veterans to mentor veterans that find themselves involved the criminal justice system. The…Continue
BBB Warns of "One Ring" Phone Scam
The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is warning cell phone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement.
It's called the "One Ring" scam because the scammers program computers to send thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, ring once and then disconnect. The scammers then hope you are curious enough about the phone call that you return the call…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on January 29, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
BBB TIP: Make 2014 the Year You Become Debt-Free
Did you start the new year with a mountain of debt? Don’t feel bad; millions of people are in the same boat. But no matter how much you owe, you can make changes today to get out of debt and build a stronger financial future.
Better Business Bureau and ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions are encouraging consumers to be “calculated budgeters” in their efforts to…
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on January 24, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are encouraged to participate in a wellness study to help scientists discover new evidence-based strategies for returning servicemembers adjusting to life after combat.
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center is offering…Continue
Added by Shauna Keane-Timberlake on January 21, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
To me, life sometimes is full of surprises. As such, I saw a meme once that said, "Tell your friends you love them because life is short; but scream it at them in German; because life is also terrifying and confusing."
I decided to test out this meme a few weeks ago. So, at archery, I started to run head on, shaking my fist and shrieking "I love you" in German to my closest friends. For those who do not know what "I love you" sounds like at that volume or intensity in…
Added by Lauren Eighmy on January 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
BBB Tips Help You Prepare For Bitter Cold
Be prepared for cold temperatures, blizzards, blackouts, and other winter-related problems by keeping important supplies in one place. An…
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on January 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Fast Cash For Holidays Could Cost You Later, BBB Advises
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on December 19, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments
Reduce Stress with Holiday Travel Tips from the Better Business Bureau
The holidays are a time for cheer but they can also be a time for stress due to hectic travel plans. For those planning to travel, staying safe must be a top priority and the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) recommends taking a few extra precautions when hitting the road or airport this holiday season. …
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on December 17, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments
BBB Tips to Avoid Four Holiday Scams
It’s easy to get so caught up in holiday activities that you leave yourself open to potential scams. The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) advises consumers to stay alert during the holiday season to avoid falling prey to scammers poised to pounce on distracted or overburdened shoppers.
“While we’re checking off items on our shopping lists, fraudsters are working on their holiday…
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on December 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I know its been some time since I've posted anything on here but I can't stand it anymore and its been nagging me for some time recently we have had a homeless Vietnam Vet sleeping in Benihana's basement/ utility room I know this because I have had to kick him out and or call the police to have him removed. I have suggested places that he could go to for help but he doesn't want to take it and now I am faced with the fact that makes me mad and upset is that we can't help them all. I am…Continue
Added by Aaron J Schulz on December 6, 2013 at 4:19am — No Comments
Better Business Bureau Warns: Phony Websites Pretend to Be Overstock.com
In the past year, Better Business Bureau has shut down more than one hundred fraudulent websites that illegally steal the famous BBB logo and imply they are legitimate sites. A noticeable trend recently is websites that include the word “overstock” in the domain name,…Continue
Added by Lisa Schiller, BBB of Wisconsin on December 5, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments