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James Gifford January 11, 2014 at 04:41 pm
You are indeed entitled to a copy of your credit report from each of the three reporting agenciesRead More once per year. A credit score is a different tool and nothing most consumers need to bother with unless they're seeking a major loan. It tells nothing about possible misuse of your credit or identity.
Connecticut Better Business Bureau News January 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Many thanks for your comments. You are quite correct, Mr. Gifford. Our release is about creditRead More reports, not credit scores, and the credit reports are free without strings attached. A credit score, as you quite correctly point out, is not the same. Regards, Howard Schwartz Executive Communications Director, Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Linda January 14, 2014 at 06:12 am
Thank you for the clarification. I assumed of course that a credit score would have come with aRead More credit report.
Mark Hannon January 9, 2014 at 08:48 am
I have had one call me repeatedly from in-state. The number, 203-343-0209 has called at least 3Read More times and in each case, my cell phone rings twice and then stops. This is clearly a prompt to get you to call back. Instead, I googled the number. Turns out it's a rebate center in Danbury that's running some kind of scam with a rebate card: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-203-343-0209
Daniella Ruiz December 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm
best health club's i ever belonged to were free. they had many names--"Use The StairsRead More Club", "Keep the Fridge Closed Club", "Hide The Car Keys Club", and best of all, "Shut Off the TV/Computer/CellPhone/Iphone/etc Club". Theres plenty of ways to squander your time, energy, fat accumulation and idleness (and money) other than some boom box excercise movements or even some protein bulking programs for those wishing to attain Grecian strength symbolism. I must have saved $10,000 over the past twenty years with my programs, perhaps $100,000, if i had lived in an upscale 'tony' climate like LA, NYC, or even Miami.
Paul Bahre December 4, 2013 at 10:03 am
Good point , never use a link to get to paypal, ebay, your bank. Always type in the URL yourself.Read More That way there if your email was a phishing exploit you would not be giving away your Password and ID to some criminal.
BBB Revokes Accreditation
Claudia Cooper November 3, 2013 at 06:02 pm
It's nice that the BBB revoked their rating, but the problem is that the folks running theseRead More businesses can simply start over under a new business name.
Connecticut Better Business Bureau News November 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm
That is correct. This is another reason to look up the licensing of any contractor with whom you'dRead More like to do business at the governments' https://www.elicense.ct.gov. It can tell you the name of a company's principals, and can provide insight if you cross check with a BBB Business Review .
Beware of Affordable Health Act Scams
Joseph Capra October 24, 2013 at 08:28 pm
BBB is a scam and should be shut down. You can get any rating you want if you pay them enough.Read More Dateline even had a show on how bad they are.
Connecticut Better Business Bureau News October 25, 2013 at 08:18 am
Thank you for your comment. This is a common myth. Companies which are not accredited businessesRead More do in fact attain A+, our highest rating, and some accredited businesses are not eligible for that high a grade for a variety of reasons which you can see on our website. Connecticut Better Business Bureau never has, does not and never will accept money for improvement in a letter grade. ABC in fact did a report earlier this year which acknowledged one particular BBB was not following the rules, and hence, removed from the BBB system. BBB has been helping consumers and businesses create a trustworthy marketplace for more than 100 years, because the system works. I encourage you to get the facts from our website. Regards, Howard Schwartz, Executive Communications Director Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Helmet October 21, 2013 at 09:30 pm
Why work? Stay home and collect unemployment and food stamps. Don't buck the trend! Than get onRead More Obama care and vote democrat for the enablers.
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