BBB Hosts ShredFests Throughout State


This Saturday, October 4, and Saturday, October 25, the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin will host “ShredFest,” a free document-shredding event that helps people protect themselves from identity theft. One of the most common methods used by thieves to steal personal information is dumpster diving, which entails rummaging through trash looking for old bills and other […]

Don’t Be Click Bait


If you’re on social media sites such as Facebook, in addition to your friends’ status updates, news stories also pop up on your news feed. You may see a headline that sounds absolutely absurd (“Elvis Alive and Qell, Living in Arizona!”), and can’t help but to click on it. But beware of those fake stories, […]

Medicare Scamming Increases in October


Most of us agree that freebies are great; however, even though you might not want to believe they come at a cost, many times, they do. Such is the case with unsolicited offers for “free” medical supplies and services. The cost of these freebies comes at a very high price: identity theft. A robocall scam currently […]

Home Healthcare Worker Steals More than $4K from Patient


A 22-year-old Arkansas home healthcare worker faces a felony charge of fraudulent use of a credit card for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from her patient. Amanda Raney of Mountain Home, Ark., was working as a certified nursing assistant for a local company. In May, she began daily in-home care for an elderly woman. The Baxter Bulletin […]