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BBB Trends: Happy 4th — and remember you have a right to fair treatment by businesses

By Sandra Guile
Better Business Bureau

This Fourth of July, Uncle Sam and the Better Business Bureau have a couple of reminders:

First, have a safe, happy holiday and enjoy your Independence Day activities. 
Second, scammers may not take time off, but you deserve a day away from worry.

Keep your Fourth of July holiday safe and scam-free with these tips:
1 Never give out your personal information to someone you don’t know.

2 Don’t buckle under pressure from a pushy door-to-door salesperson.

3 Ignore a call – on your cell or landline – if it comes from a number you’re unfamiliar with.

4 No matter how good it sounds, refuse a deal from a tricky telemarketer.

5 Shred your junk mail to cut down on identity theft.

6 Always check the credibility the company running a sale.

You have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You’re also entitled to be treated fairly by a business who believes in an ethical marketplace. Visit bbb.org to find an Accredited Business you can trust.

Sandra Guile is the Community Outreach Specialist for BBB. She promotes BBB’s message of marketplace ethics through public speaking engagements, presentations, media relations, press releases, web content, and other written materials. Contact Sandra at (513) 639-9126 or sguile@cincinnati.bbb.org. The BBB of Central & Eastern Kentucky is located at 1390 Olivia Lane, Suite 100 , Lexington, KY 40511. Reach them at 859-259-1008 or toll-free at 1-800-866-6668. For general inquiries: info@bluegrass.bbb.org


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