BBB Torch Talk - Oct 2013
BBB Welcomes Nine New Board Directors
Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland announces the addition of nine new members to its 2013-2014 board of directors. After completion of a half-day BBB Board Orientation this week, the new members, who were elected in September or are serving partial terms, are now ready to assume their role with the Baltimore-based organization. read more
New Survey Shows Online Shoppers Value Trust Symbols
Is Your Company Using BBB's Dynamic Seal?
According to a recent Bizrate study, nearly a third of shoppers said they look for an online trust symbol-such as McAfee Secure, BBB Accredited Business and Customer Certified-when making their initial purchase on a retail web site.
Bizrate also found that 48% of online shoppers clicked a "trust symbol" at least once to verify a retailer's information, and that 75% have clicked symbols revealing a retailer's consumer ratings and reviews when deciding on a purchase. read more
BBB Warns Real Estate Offices About Targeted Scam
Real estate offices and agents are being warned of a phishing scam that targets them. The messages are fake Better Business Bureau emails that claim the company is being investigated, and threaten legal action if the receiver does not respond with more information. read more
Upcoming Networking Event
BBJ Fall Business Growth Expo
Thursday, November 7,
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Hunt Valley Inn
Join BBB at the Baltimore Business Journal's annual Growth Expo. Network with over 100 professionals and attend workshops including digital marketing and health care reform. Also - be sure to stop pass BBB's booth and meet our communications manager, Amber Smith. More Information