Better Business Bureau http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Avoid Holiday Scams, 'Grinches,' 12 Tips From St. Louis BBB http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/avoid-holiday-scams-grinches-12-tips-st-louis-bbb <p>Midwesterners are often known for their kindness and, unfortunately, some people take advantage of it, especially during the holidays.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with Bill Smith, an investigator for the <a href="http://stlouis.bbb.org/">St. Louis Better Business Bureau</a>.</p><p>They addressed ways to avoid becoming the victim of so-called “grinches,” including these twelve tips to outsmart scammers.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:41:13 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7303 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Avoid Holiday Scams, 'Grinches,' 12 Tips From St. Louis BBB Stop Repair Bills gets over 200 complaints, garners "F" grade from BBB http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stop-repair-bills-gets-over-200-complaints-garners-f-grade-bbb <p>The<a href="http://www.bbb.org/us/"> Better Business Bureau</a> received more than 200 complaints nationwide about an auto warranty marketer based in suburban St. Louis.</p><p><a href="http://stoprepairbills.com/index.php">Stop Repair Bills</a> of St. Peters also is getting an "F" grade from the Better Business Bureau.</p><p>The company markets auto repair plans, but Bill Smith, a trade practice investigator with the BBB, says customers are missing the fine print.</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 23:25:41 +0000 Maria Altman 266 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stop Repair Bills gets over 200 complaints, garners "F" grade from BBB "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities" named by Mo. Attorney General Koster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-15-worst-charities-named-mo-attorney-general-koster <p>Though many may consider this the season of giving, do you ever wonder exactly how much of what you give actually gets used for its intended purpose?</p><p>Missouri Attorney General<a href="http://ago.mo.gov/"> Chris Koster</a> released today a list of "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities." The list is based upon the percentage of the charity's total expenditures actually used for charitable purposes.</p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:09:55 +0000 Kelsey Proud 167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities" named by Mo. Attorney General Koster