Anytime money comes from a place that is thought to be legitimate and it turns out that it has in fact been produced illegally, the person is concluded to have committed the crime of counterfeiting.

In the latest Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) report issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Texas ranks No. 5 in the nation for the most reported cases of identity theft per 100,000 residents. The most common type of identity theft reported was credit card fraud.

A beautifully landscaped lawn can be tricky for a do-it-yourself project, and some of us need a little help. If you are thinking about hiring a landscape contractor, the Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas has a few tips to consider to help ensure your curb appeal is not one yo…

So far, we have had a wet winter and a weak El Nino pattern has formed in the Pacific Ocean. An El Nino is a natural climate pattern where sea water in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean is warmer than average. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, dur…

Individual consumers aren’t the only ones targeted by scam artists. Businesses are frequently attacked as well. Con artists often move in to a certain area and wreak havoc, then move on when it’s no longer fruitful. The Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm for East Texas business own…

Spring break is only a few weeks away, and now is the time to finalize your vacation plans. Whether heading to the ski slopes or the beach, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to do research before booking their next vacation.