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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With retailers and shippers planning to hire hundreds of thousands of seasonal employees this holiday season, Better Business Bureau advises job seekers to polish up their resumes, research potential employers, and apply right away -- but to be smart about their job search. 

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A recent investigative study by Better Business Bureau has discovered that business email compromise scams are skyrocketing in frequency, and have cost businesses and other organizations more than $3 billion since 2016. 

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When cash runs short and bills are looming, some consumers look to payday loans, but they need to understand the risks before borrowing. If not approached with caution, these loans can snowball into a significant debt obligation of their own, with high interest rates and high-pressure collection tactics. 

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With online security breaches becoming the new norm, Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be on the lookout for threatening emails. 

BBB is warning the public about sextortion emails from scammers trying to blackmail recipients into giving them money. These emails typically include threats to reveal images and videos of the victim watching or utilizing pornography, copies of their browser history, or evidence that they downloaded videos from pornographic sites. 

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You may think that orange and black is the color scheme for October, but breast cancer charities would argue that it’s pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the time for fun runs, pink-ribbon tie-ins, and direct appeals to donate to a variety of charities that support research or breast cancer survivors. 

If you want to support these missions, pick your pink products carefully and be sure that the tie-in actually benefits the charity.