(LEX 18)– During the government shutdown, the BBB wants to warn individuals to be wary of unsolicited loan offers and other scams. If you believe you have been a victim of a scam, you can still contact them.
Although the name makes some people assume that the Better Business Bureau is a government agency, they are not. BBB is an independent, nonprofit organization. And despite the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, BBB is open for business.
Sometimes they are not the right organization to assist someone, and they often refer people to agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Do Not Call Registry, etc. They are still doing that, but they are also reminding consumers that it may be a while before those agencies re-open and someone can get back to them. Some consumer services performed by the federal government are affected by the shutdown, and portions of those agencies’ websites are not available for the public to access.
While some gov't agencies remain shut down, #BBB is ready to help where we can! If you are a federal employee feeling the pinch from no paycheck, be CAUTIOUS of unsolicited loan offers, "work from home" listings, & other scams! https://t.co/QxMoId2Auc https://t.co/ZWQ5KNFIJM pic.twitter.com/5hTJfX8V72
— BBBBluegrassKY (@BBBBluegrassKY) January 14, 2019
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