The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina advises businesses to be suspicious of messages sent to their Google business profile page. The BBB has become aware of several phishing attempts trying to implicate business owners.
This year, US taxpayers must file their income tax forms by the April 18, 2022 deadline. For many people, major life changes, business ownership, or simply a lack of knowledge about ever-changing tax laws make finding a reliable tax preparer a good idea. That said, not all tax preparers have the same level of experience. Here are our tips for finding someone you can trust with your finances and confidential information.
Each year, about 3 million Americans head to college as freshmen. That means that for high school students and parents, SAT and ACT scores are very important. With college admissions and scholarships at risk, paying for tutors and test preparation materials can be worth it. But beware of scammers eager to take advantage of this. Scammers, with access to children's names and school information, are tricking parents into paying for bogus SAT or ACT prep materials.
Collecting sports memorabilia has been an American hobby for nearly a century. Fans look for memorabilia such as jerseys, teams, cards, or other items that have direct connections to famous players or historical games. Since many items are now being sold online, it can be more difficult than ever to trust that a seller or product is genuine.
Retailers and shippers traditionally hire seasonal workers to meet the demands of holiday shoppers, whether they are online or in person. These jobs are a great way to earn extra money, sometimes with the possibility of turning into a long-term employment opportunity, however, they are not all that they seem. When looking for something part time or to fill the gap until a better opportunity presents itself, the Better Business Bureau serving eastern NC has some suggestions for a successful seasonal job search. Being proactive in finding the right opportunity is key, but it's also important to be careful when a job seems too good to be true.
Everyone loves a good deal, including scammers. Scammers often offer discounts that are too good to be true in the hopes that price-conscious consumers will take advantage of these "offers" without doing their research.