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June 2012 ChrisColeman
Chris Coleman

Quad Cities Secure Your ID Day Proves to be a Huge Success

In conjunction with the Better Business Bureau's national effort to proactively combat identity theft, the BBB serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region recently offered a community event to help local consumers and businesses properly dispose of unwanted documents. There are nearly 9.9 million incidents of identity theft every year in the U.S. This equates to approximately 19 people falling victim to identity theft every minute. According to the FTC, it takes the average victim an estimated $500 and 30 hours to resolve each identity theft crime.

Presidents Message:

As the parent of two college students I am painfully aware of the enormous price associated with a college education. With the cost of college outpacing inflation and crimping family budgets, students and their families are eager to find scholarships and other awards to help pay for higher education.

Scam Alert:
Avoid Common Summer Travel Tricks

It is that time of year and as families, students and friends gear up for their summer travel plans, the Better Business Bureau warns of the following scams and travel headaches that could potentially plague consumers this summer:

A Special Tip From the BBB:

Tips for Online Shopping Safety
In cyberspace, crooks perpetuate their scams quickly, leaving no paper trails and bypassing all geographic boundaries. Here's what to know to make online shopping safer:

New Members


Eastern Iowa Accredited Businesses Invited

Benefits 101
Networking, Education and Lunch
Featured Speaker: Amy Behnig, MindFire Communications
Branding: What is it and why is it more important than ever for your business
When: Thursday, June 21st 11:45 am
Where: Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
RSVP: Patt at 563-355-1705 or by June 18th so we may reserve a spot and have lunch ordered for you!


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