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The Better Business Bureau, serving the Tri-Counties, shares tips and resources on how you can help them in their ongoing mission to Advance Marketplace Trust between business and consumers. Tune in each week for valuable information that you can use each day.
https://bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-of-the-tri-counties
805-963-8657

Your Moment of Trus‪t‬ Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties

    • Business

The Better Business Bureau, serving the Tri-Counties, shares tips and resources on how you can help them in their ongoing mission to Advance Marketplace Trust between business and consumers. Tune in each week for valuable information that you can use each day.
https://bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-of-the-tri-counties
805-963-8657

    Buying and Selling Jewelry

    Buying and Selling Jewelry

    If you are looking to buy or sell jewelry, be sure to do your research! Last year, consumers nationwide filed over 3500 complaints with the BBB against jewelry stores and over 2000 complaints against pawn brokers. Tune in to this week’s episode of ‘Your Moment of Trust’ to learn critical tips provided by the BBB about buying and selling jewelry.
    This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week suggests that if your auto technician is recommending an engine cleaning service, followed by more frequent oil changes, they are recommending it as good preventative maintenance. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/
    To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT

    • 6 min
    Cash Advance Apps

    Cash Advance Apps

    This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week is a good reminder to check and clean the battery terminals on your vehicle. Even if your battery is labeled ‘maintenance free’, ask your automotive technician to check for corrosion or mineral buildup. Regular battery service helps prolong battery life. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/
    We all need extra cash from time to time! Several apps are marketing themselves as a zero interest, low risk way to obtain a small loan. However, not all cash advance apps are created equal. Watch out for hidden fees and sneaky membership tolls. If you are going to use a cash advance app, be sure you research its standing with the BBB so that you understand the terms of the loan.
    To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT

    • 6 min
    Safeguard Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

    Safeguard Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

    Did you get your Covid-19 vaccine? Great for you, but do not share your vaccination card on social media. Your vaccination card has valuable personal information on it. If you share your vaccination card publicly, scammers and fraudsters could use this information to steal your identity. Remember to be cautious about what your share on social media and never give away your sensitive personal information.
    This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week tells us what to do when the check engine light turns on! When your vehicle service light turns on, it could mean any number of things. Maybe you need an oil change, or new spark plugs. Regardless it is important to have your vehicle serviced regularly. How frequently you take in your vehicle for a maintenance check is also dependent upon the condition of your vehicle and its make and model. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/
    To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT

    • 5 min
    Covid-19 Scams Related to Vaccines and Testing

    Covid-19 Scams Related to Vaccines and Testing

    There is a current upswing of Covid-19 related scams. Covid scams can be anything related to testing or vaccinations, and fraudsters are looking to phish personal information. Be aware if you receive a phone or social media message claiming that you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Always be suspicious if the person who contacts you demands detailed personal information or money up front. Never send money or personal information to anyone whom you do not know!
    This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week reminds us of the importance of our engine coolant. If the coolant light goes on, check the coolant level that is normally under the hood. Make sure you put the right coolant type in your system and do not mix different colors of coolant! When in doubt, seek professional auto service. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/
    To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT

    • 6 min
    Streaming Service Scams

    Streaming Service Scams

    With winter weather and Covid-19, most people are spending a lot of time at home. All this time at home means that record numbers of people are shopping online and using streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu. BBB scam tracker indicates that many people are receiving text messages which promise free streaming services for a year. Browsers beware! Scammers are always looking to phish personal information and finances.
    This week’s Ayers Automotive tip of the week informs us about what to do if the brake warning light turns on. Often the brake warning light means that it is time to replace the brake pads. Please only purchase high-quality brake parts. Quality parts do make a HUGE difference! If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/
    To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT

    • 6 min
    Selling Used Goods Online

    Selling Used Goods Online

    The start of a new year is a great time to clean your house and get rid of unwanted items. There are great opportunities in the modern age to sell used household items. Depending on what you want to sell online, being selective about certain venues like Ebay and Facebook Marketplace is important. Selling goods online is not without it risks and challenges. Consider the different ways that you can sell items online, whether through in-person exchanges or mailing packages.
    If you are in the Santa Barbara area and need auto repair, contact Ayers Automotive Repair. Thank you to Ayers Automotive Repair for their automotive tip of the week! https://www.ayersrepairs.com/
    To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT

    • 8 min

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