Whitney Quick

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Cape Girardeau native Whitney Quick is the Regional Director of Better Business Bureau in Cape Girardeau, MO, and is responsible for outreach efforts in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. Quick is a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School and Southeast Missouri University where she majored in public relations. Quick enjoys helping educate consumers in the southeast Missouri region by sharing consumer tips with groups and educating them about BBB’s resources.

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No matter your age, no one is immune to scams.

But, older adults report higher median losses. Why is that? 

Scammers often target this group with schemes, such as investment fraud and romance scams, where victims lose thousands of dollars. 

June is Internet Safety Month. Many schools are no longer in session, leading to more screen and online time. The Better Business Bureau encourages everyone to stay safe while online and avoid being easy targets for online scammers. Share with care, and remember: personal information is like money.

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Many states across the country are preparing to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision on whether to reopen your business or not is an individual one, and for some, not a reality at this time. On the other hand, some are ready, and want to know how to do so safely.

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury is now mailing Economic Impact Payments in the form of prepaid debit cards. Most Americans already received their EIP either by direct deposit to their bank account or in the form of a mailed check. However, the debit cards are being sent to some consumers for whom the IRS did not have bank account information on file.

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With people spending an increased amount of time on social media during the pandemic, scammers are jumping on the opportunity to scam the public. Father’s Day, graduations, and weddings are upon us, so it is not surprising to see more coupons for extreme deals at major retailers. However, scammers are offering fake retail coupons to steal your identity and/or download malware.