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Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia offers helps for holiday shopping

The unofficial start to the holiday season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. The up tempo start for thieves and scammers, not coincidentally, begins at the same time.  Your BBB serving Central Virginia is on the front lines fighting to help ensure the holidays are scam-free. 

“There’s an element that cares nothing for holidays other than what they can steal from people,” said Barry N. Moore, President & CEO of the BBB serving Central Virginia. “Consumers must be on a heightened sense of scam awareness during the holidays or they will get ripped off by skilled thieves. Go to BBB.org to help stay up on the latest scams and frauds,” added Moore.  

“Shop Safe. Shop Smart.”

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/23348-shop-safe

Black Friday

https://www.bbb.org/article/tips/14147-bbb-tip-black-friday

Small Business Saturday

https://www.bbb.org/article/tips/13989-bbb-tip-small-business-saturday

Cyber Monday

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/14148-bbb-tip-cyber-monday

Giving Tuesday

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/13990-bbb-tip-giving-tuesday

Business Tip: Get your Business Ready for the Holidays…2020 Style

https://www.bbb.org/article/business/23228-bbb-business-tip-get-your-business-ready-for-the-holidays

Looking for Season’s Hot Toy? Beware

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/16580-scam-alert-looking-for-this-seasons-hot-toy-beware-of-scams

Travel Safe this Holiday

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/23352-bbb-tip-travel-safe-this-holida

Gift Exchanges on Social Media are Illegal Pyramid Schemes

https://www.bbb.org/article/scams/18854-bbb-warning-secret-sister-gift-exchange-is-illegal

Dealing with Holiday Pop-Up Shops

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/18892-bbb-tip-holiday-pop-up-shops

Counterfeit Product Scams

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/16910-bbb-tip-counterfeit-product-scams

For More information:

Visit BBB.org/AvoidScams to learn more and if you’ve been the victim of a delivery scam, please report it at BBB.org/ScamTracker. Your report can help others avoid falling victim to similar scams.

 

About BBB: BBB serving Central Virginia serves Richmond, the Tri-Cities, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, as well as 42 surrounding counties from Fauquier to Mecklenburg and Northumberland to Amherst. The nonprofit organization was established in 1954 to advance responsible, honest, and ethical business practices and to promote customer confidence through self-regulation of business. Core services of BBB include business profiles, dispute resolution, truth-in advertising, scam warnings, consumer and business education, and charity review. 

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