Con artists are continuing to use seemingly philanthropic ventures to profit from tragedies occurring late in 2012 such as Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, said Gail Zurek.
Gail Zurek said consumer confidence remains a critical – yet fragile – component of the nation's economic health.
Children are not immune from being the victims of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission warned consumers in an Aug. 3 “Tips for Consumers” publication to be wary of individuals who call claiming to be from the FTC and telling those called they have won a sweepstakes.
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Frauds and scams pose a serious threat to elevated levels of consumer confidence, said Gail Zurek.
Consumers have been through a lot since the recession, said Gail Zurek, a regional director for the Better Business Bureau.
The opening day of the Chicago Auto Show attracted thousands to get a glimpse of the latest automobiles.
Many of today's trends in the automotive industry are a result of listening to consumers' demands.
The St. Louis Cardinals Rally Squirrel became an unofficial mascot during last season's National League race.
Consumers aren't happy with the news that they're hearing about new federal programs or spending cuts, Gail Zurek said.
Last month the Federal Trade Commission issued the Consumer Alert, "Listen Up: Tips to Help Avoid Cell Phone Radiation Scams," available at www.ftc.gov.
Aggressive consumer spending after tax season has all but dried up, leaving businesses to worry about their prospects in the next few months.
Last month the Federal Trade Commission published the annual report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2010.
The public comment period is open for South Haven Sewer Works customers on the utility's pending request for rate increases.
Hearings on NIPSCO's request for an approximately 8 percent boost in electric rates wrapped up in Indianapolis on Friday and will reconvene March 22, with a number of the utility's witnesses still scheduled to answer consumer groups' questions.
The regional director of the Better Business Bureau said curious and "excited" consumers are more frequently seeking information from her organization as they open their pocketbooks.
The public comment period has opened for Twin Lakes Utilities Inc. customers to offer input on the utility's pending request for water and sewer rate increases.
The Federal Trade Commission has published "Putting a Lid on International Scams: 10 Tips for Being a Canny Consumer," available at www.ftc.gov.
The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana is encouraging people to nominate organizations with whom they have had a direct relationship or that have proven to be honorable in their dealings with the public.
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