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BBB Advises: Donate To a Charity You Can Trust

September marks a month which recognizes worthy causes. The anniversary of 9/11 and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month may have people considering a donation to a charity. Last month, viral videos of people pouring ice water over their heads sparked a donation frenzy. Participants, including celebrities and a former U.S. President, were seen braving the chilly water all to support the ALS Association, a national BBB Accredited Charity.

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Jury Duty Scammers Use Jail Threats to Scare Victims

Jury duty is a vital civic responsibility and should be taken seriously by all citizens. Unfortunately, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin found scammers may use it to compromise your personal information and steal your money.

The jury duty scam begins when someone, posing as a deputy or court official, contacts the victim via telephone.

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Tech Lab: Computer Skills Practice

This is a great time to get help setting up an email account or use one of the Library’s computer skills tutorials including Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! The Computer Lab is reserved and staffed on Wednesday mornings for self-directed learning about technology topics.

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Lavaca County Retired Teachers Association Meeting

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Don Green, chief financial officer of the Teacher Retirement System, will present the program. He is responsible for budgeting, accounting, purchasing and building services for TRS, the sixth largest public pension fund in the United States, which serves active and retired Texas public education and higher education employees

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BBB Warning: Expect Scammers to Use Leaked Celebrity Photos as ‘Click Bait’

 

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.

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Yoakum Police To Hold Auction

Looking for a bargain? The Yoakum Police Department will be auctioning off abandoned and junked vehicles on Saturday, August 30, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the City of Yoakum Police Impound, located at 101 Baldwin St. in Yoakum.

The owners and lien holders, by default, have waived all rights, title and interest in said vehicles; and therefore, the vehicle will be sold at public auction in accordance with section 643.014, Texas Transportation Code.

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Governor’s Small Business Forum

Opportunities for minority- and woman-owned businesses, and veterans Governor's Small Business Forums, sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and hosted by local partners - Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and UHV Small Business Development Center, are designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills, and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. The forums provide a great opportunity to network and connect with industry specialists, government officials, service

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BBB: College Students at High Risk for Identity Theft

Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students who have grown up in an era of social media, smartphones and widely available internet access. Unfortunately, this also makes students more susceptible as a target for scams and fraud.

Identity thieves look to college-age adults because they often have good, clean credit scores. Young adults are also prime targets, not just because of their willingness to share information online, but also the high number of forms

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© 2014 Skeeter Nash
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Tech Lab: Computer Skills Practice

This is a great time to get help setting up an email account or use one of the Library’s computer skills tutorials including Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! The Computer Lab is reserved and staffed on Wednesday mornings for self-directed learning about technology topics.

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Generating Cash in Your Small Business

This free workshop focuses on cash generation for small business. Cash is the lifeblood of any business. Learn 5 reasons to grow your cash, 4 ways to increase sales, 4 business practices that impact cash flow, and participate in Big Joe’s Burger Stand case study. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at UHV Small Business Development Center, 3402 N Ben Wilson St in Victoria.

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Austin Radio ‘Pirates’ Face Stiff Fine From FCC

There's an old Country song titled, "You Gotta Have a License." This is true for any commercial (or non-commercial) radio station in the U.S. Well, a couple in Austin felt that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules regarding licensing for the FM broadcast band didn't apply to them, so they put a "pirate" radio station on the air. That is now going to cost them a substantial amount of money.

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UHV SBD Center Offers First Steps to Starting Your Business

The UHV Small Business Development Center is offering their recommended workshop for those considering opening a business on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. If you have a great idea you think could be a successful business--but just don’t know how to get started--this no-cost workshop can help.

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