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Aug 2011 ChrisColeman
Chris Coleman
President

BBB Military Line to Bring Financial Literacy and Marketplace Support to Military Families

The BBB Military Line, a financial literacy and consumer protection initiative for military families, gained a new sustaining partner with the announcement that the FINRA Investor Education Foundation will provide additional resources to this important program. USAA Federal Savings Bank has also made a significant commitment to BBB Military Line. These two leading organizations join BBB and McGraw-Hill whose efforts to reach more than 40,000 military families through a full complement of online and onsite financial resources including webinars, mobile applications, workshops and promotions were included in the First Lady and Dr. Biden's Joining Forces Initiative.
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Presidents Column: Shield Yourself from a Cell Phone Radiation Scam

Scammers are always looking to make a quick buck, and with consumers concerned about harmful exposure to cell phone emissions, many scammers are looking to promote "shields" that can protect from the cancer causing waves. The BBB, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are warning consumers to be on the lookout for these so-called "shields" and advising consumers to turn to free options when limiting exposure to cell phone electromagnetic emissions.
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Scam Alert: Adding Insult to Injury
The most frequent scams we receive calls on are the foreign lottery and sweepstakes calls, letters and emails. While illegal foreign lotteries and sweepstakes are extremely common, the Better Business Bureau has recently been informed of several calls from people targeted in such scams and the callers have stated that the scammer was representing themselves as being with the BBB!
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Our Business Relations Executives are having a great summer!
Pictured below at a Cubs game from left to right are:

KRISTIN RAPPE, DIANE BERMUDEZ, TERRY MCCARL & JOEL VAN HORN.

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