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A Youthful Look at BBB

by BBB Staff | Jun 21, 2018 11:15:43 AM

Hi! My name is Cameron Blegen. Over the next seven weeks, I’ll be taking a deep dive into the world of BBB and telling you what I find in a blog and vlog! This is no set-up, I am a real college student taking a real look into BBB. How can it help you? What does it even do? Does BBB stand for Better Business Bureau or Big Baller Brand?

All jokes aside, I am excited to talk to you each week about how to be a smatter, better consumer, and how BBB can help get us there! From apps to accreditation, and interviews to influencers, join me on this journey to discover how to avoid the scams and fraud in today's ever-changing and constantly tumultuous market.

While some may worry BBB was something only their grandparents cared about, from what I already know about BBB, it is actually becoming increasingly relevant in today's world of online marketplaces and is still an extremely valuable resource for finding ethical and trustworthy businesses no matter where you are.

How do I know this? Well, I’m not just telling you because I was told to. In 2017 I applied to the BBB10K scholarship with a video submission on how BBB can help consumers navigate the often fraudulent and untrue world of online reviews.

While skeptical at first, after investigating if BBB could even help with online reviews, I found that not only do they provide verified reviews on many businesses, they also are adamant about educating consumers with the proper tools necessary to identify fake reviews and accurately assess any product or business with online reviews.

This is just one of many examples of how BBB can be extremely helpful in keeping consumers safe and helping businesses dedicated to ethical and trustworthy business practices. I can’t wait to dive into many more ways BBB can help you no matter your age and I look forward to seeing you next week – stay tuned for more each week!

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