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BBB warns of scammers using fake websites

Websites look like legitimate websites offering holiday bargains

This year more than $2 billion was spent on Cyber Monday, and even though that's a 16 percent increase over last year, there's also an increasing number of fake websites targeting shoppers.

Bubbles popped: Local runners claim 5K a scam

Participants in the 'Electric Foam 5K' say there was no marked course

A group of southern Wisconsin runners is trying to warn others around the country about a 5K race that they say does not deliver what's advertised.

Experts warn of NCAA ticket, product scams

BBB: Ask questions about products, use credit card for insurance

As the Wisconsin men's basketball team heads to the Final Four, consumer experts want fans to be cautious when buying tickets or even spirit gear.

Fake NFL jersey website steals 2 Wisconsinites' identities

Women alerted to issue aftter frustrated customers complain to BBB

Without their knowledge, two Wisconsinites have their names and home addresses used to register fraudulent football jersey websites, according to the Better Business Bureau.

U.S. Cellular VP apologizes for continuing billing issues

State agency reviewing customer complaints

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirms that they are reviewing a number of complaints against U.S. Cellular for billing issues that have persisted for months.

Internet scammers steal trademarked name of Beloit business

BBB: Scammers steal name of trusted business to scam potential customers

Johnathan Valdays has been looking to expand his Beloit-based computer business after experiencing six straight years of growth. However, it's not happening the way he had planned.

Consumer advocates warn of Packers playoff scams

Judging by social media, there are numerous Green Bay Packers fans enjoying the opportunity to gloat about the team's NFC North-clinching victory on Sunday over the Chicago Bears. However, consumer advocates are warning that celebration should not include posting photos of playoff tickets to Sunday's upcoming matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

BBB warns about timeshare solicitation

To verify business, ask for licensing number, officials say

The Better Business Bureau is encouraging Wisconsin residents who own time shares to be careful about solicitations promising that they can help ease their financial burdens.