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  • Don’t Drop the Ball When Buying Sports Merchandise Online

    BBB With football season kicking off and Major League Baseball’s playoff season right around the corner, fans nationwide are looking to get into the spirit by representing their teams with the newest gear. Many online retailers boast they have the largest selection of “official” merchandise at the lowest prices....
  • Online Purchase Scams are the Riskiest Type of Fraud

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Online purchase scams are now the riskiest form of consumer fraud, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In 2017, consumers reported more than 47,000 scams to BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker). BBB analyzed this information using its unique...
  • Receiving Your Online Order: a Start-to-Finish Guide

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Some items you can only find online, and online retailers often tempt shoppers with amazing deals. Unfortunately, not all orders arrive safely, and there are a few places where things could go wrong: from shopping on a scam website to package theft....
  • Cyber Monday: Tips for Staying Safe and Saving Money

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Imagine accessing all of the deals and savings of Black Friday without having to leave your comfy couch and face crowds. If this sounds like a dream come true, you’re not alone! According to the National Retail Federation, 78 million Americans plan...
  • The online world is the real world: what to do about cyberbullying

    Kaylor Garcia & Deborah Temkin Child Trends When AOL Instant Messenger launched in 1997, introducing the world to a new concept of digital interaction, only 18 percent of households had Internet access and access was limited by race and socioeconomic status. Within two decades, 92 percent of teens from all demographic areas reported...