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Your Moment of Trust - Advancing Marketplace Trust between Business and Consumers

Your Moment of Trust

Release Date: 08/30/2019

Businesses that Give Back show art Businesses that Give Back

Your Moment of Trust

By connecting purpose to their bottom line, social impact businesses are reshaping economies and invigorating communities.  The Better Business Bureau has launched a  new program, called BBB4Good, to recognize businesses that deliver outstanding service and give back to the community.  Please email the BBB at info@bbb.org with your suggestions for companies you believe deserve to be included in their prestigious list of Social Impact Companies.  The company must be located in Santa Barbara, Ventura or San Luis Obispo County.  In your email, please use the subject line:...

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Don't Fall Prey to a Social Media Hoax show art Don't Fall Prey to a Social Media Hoax

Your Moment of Trust

Influencers, celebrities and other people with strong online followings can seem legitimate--but oftentimes they're not.  This episode will help you avoid falling prey to a social media hoax.   Brought to you by BBB of the Tri-Counties. Contact us at 805-963-8657  

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Avoid Getting Tricked by Deceptive Business Practices this Halloween show art Avoid Getting Tricked by Deceptive Business Practices this Halloween

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The Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties shares tips on Halloween preparations--helping us to avoid getting spooked by deceptive tricks or false advertising!  Contact the BBB of the Tri-Counties by calling 805-96-8657  To visit their website, click here.  

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Avoiding the Romance Scam show art Avoiding the Romance Scam

Your Moment of Trust

According to the Federal Trade Commission, victims lost $143 million in romance scams last year alone.  That's more than any other type of fraud reported to the federal government and the real number is undoubtedly higher because victims are often embarrassed and reluctant to report them.  In this episode, learn to stay clear of these sweet talking scam artists!  Help the BBB to investigate and warn others by reporting what you know on the BBB SCAM TRACKER.  

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How to File a Complaint with the Better Business Bureau show art How to File a Complaint with the Better Business Bureau

Your Moment of Trust

Occasionally, a business may fall short of your expectations.  The good news is, the Better Business Bureau is here to help.  They have a complaint handling department and protocols for helping resolve disputes.  This episode will explain how complaints are handled and resolved.  

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Is That Email Really From you Boss? show art Is That Email Really From you Boss?

Your Moment of Trust

Business Email Compromise, or BEC, are scams that usually target businesses, rather than individuals.  But let's face it, today most everyone uses email for work and personal communication, making all of us potential victims of this fraud.  Learn how to protect yourself from this type of scam on this episode.  

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Safely Hiring and Working with a Contractor show art Safely Hiring and Working with a Contractor

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As we approach the holidays, many people like to get their home repairs done before visitors come calling.  Whether you are doing simple repairs, adding on to your home or renovating a room, if you need outside help with your project, hiring a contractor may well be your best solution.  In this episode, you'll learn how to safely navigate the waters of hiring and working with a contractor.  

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How to Prevent Identity Theft show art How to Prevent Identity Theft

Your Moment of Trust

Identity theft is a massive violation of your privacy!  It involves taking your personal information such as your name, Social Security Number, or financial account number, and using it for an unlawful purpose.  Unfortunately, given today's pervasive use of electronic devices, you are increasingly more susceptible.  In fact, in 2014, more than 14 million consumers were affected.  And to add insult to injury, identity theft can take a long time to detect.  Damage to your assets, credit, and reputation can be affected long before you even know you've been scammed. ...

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Better Business Bureau and District Attorney's Office Share a Mutual Goal show art Better Business Bureau and District Attorney's Office Share a Mutual Goal

Your Moment of Trust

Rick Copeland, President and Executive Director of Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties and Deputy District Attorney Vicki Johnson, discuss their mutual goal to protect citizens from dishonest business practices.  On this special episode, Rick encourages listeners to report scams online with 'Scam Tracker' and explains the many facets of the Better Business Bureau.  They also invite citizens in Santa Barbara County to stop by their offices at 211 Victoria St, Ste A, or to call them at 805-963-8657.  For more information, visit their website.  

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Fiscal Tips for Back to School Shopping show art Fiscal Tips for Back to School Shopping

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The Better Business Bureau shares fiscal tips to start the new school year affordably.  This show focuses on ways to get the best value for your money on small items such as paper pencils and notebooks, as well as big ticket electronics like laptops and cell phones.  In addition, they explain the difference between a guarantee and a warranty.  To learn more, visit the BBB Ad Truth Page by clicking here.

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Welcome to the first episode of Your Moment of Trust, sponsored by the Better Business Bureau serving the Tri-Counties.  Each week, this show sill share tips and resources on how you can help us in our ongoing mission...which is: to Advance Marketplace Trust between business and consumers.  So we hope you'll tune in each week for valuable information that you can use every day.  

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