Consumer Scam Report—Making The Web A Safer Place

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Have you been scammed recently or become a victim of an online fraud? You are one of the thousands of web users who, despite liberal warnings issued on the net, still fail to recognize a scam. Consumer Scam Report online is a site designed to help victims like you reports these instances to the online community so that everyone is alerted to the existence of such online scams.

The objective of Consumer Scam Report online is to alert not only the online community but also the regulatory authorities about the possibility of scammers striking again at unsuspecting victims. It is important to report your experiences so that others do not face the same fate as you because online scammers usually use the same modus operandi a few times before switching plans.

Most of us fall for scams because they look like they are in our best interests. We usually respond quickly when we are asked for our bank account details and secured information when told that it is to ensure their security. Scammers could make great psychologists because they can read our minds like a book and know exactly how we will respond on impulse.

It is important to educate the online community about the newer methods and strategies adopted by scammers to reach your account or to gyp money from you. Consumer Scam Report is the forum that allows victims to report such instances and alert others to the presence of scammers. Web users must realize that the simple way to avoid getting gypped is to stop sharing personal information online. Never provide credit card numbers or social security numbers as reference for an account or to create a security system as no legitimate organization will ever ask for these details.

Consumer Scam Report is the best site to report and learn about online scams and how to avoid them in the future. Visit us to know how we can help you use the web in a better, more secure manner.

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Better Business Bureau Names ?BBB Top Ten Scams of 2013?

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Better Business Bureau Names “BBB Top Ten Scams of 2013”












Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Every year, Better Business Bureau receives thousands of calls and emails from consumers who have been scammed… or from the lucky ones who have dodged scams by being wary. Some scams are widespread, getting a lot of people for small amounts. Others are more narrowly focused, but take people for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Data Book estimates that Americans lost $ 1.4 billion to scams in 2012.

The Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella organization for the 113 local BBBs across the U.S. and Canada, culls its annual “Top Ten Scams” list from a variety of sources, including reports from consumers, some of whom have been victims of scams; from federal agencies; and from other reliable information sources.

“These are not necessarily the scams with the biggest losses, or those with the most victims, as many people don’t report scams or even know they’ve been victimized,” said Katherine Hutt, CBBB spokesperson. “These are the scams that seemed to be the most widespread, aimed at the most vulnerable, growing in popularity, or just plain audacious. Scams are every-changing, but we want to help people recognize them and be prepared the next time they get a suspicious call, email, text or solicitation.”

BBB Top Ten Scams of 2013

Medical Alert Scam – A new twist to the telemarketing scam hit 2013 hard. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of charge because a family member or friend had already paid for it. In many cases, seniors were asked to provide their bank account or credit information to “verify” their identity and, as a result, were charged the monthly $ 35 service fee. The system, of course, never arrived and the seniors were left with a charge they had trouble getting refunded. Easy rule of thumb – be wary of “free” offers that require your personal information upfront and always verify with the supposed friend or family member that the caller says paid for the service.

Auction Reseller Scam – Many people turn to Ebay and other online auctions sites to sell used items they no longer need, and relatively new electronics seem to do especially well. But scammers have figured out a way to fool sellers into shipping goods without receiving payment. Usually the buyer claims it’s an “emergency” of some sort – a child’s birthday, a member of the military shipping out – and asks the seller to ship the same day. The seller receives an email that looks like it’s from PayPal confirming the payment, but emails are easy to fake. Always confirm payment in your Ebay and PayPal accounts before shipping, especially to an overseas address.

Arrest Warrant Scam – This one seemed to really take off last autumn. In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change what is visible on Caller ID, and allowing them to pose as the office of the local sheriff or other law enforcement agency. They call to say there is a warrant out for your arrest, but that you can pay a fine in order to avoid criminal charges. Of course, these “police” don’t take credit cards; only a wire transfer or pre-paid debit card will do. Sometimes these scams seem very personal; the scammer may refer to a loan or other financial matter. It may just be a lucky guess, but don’t be fooled into thinking you are about to be arrested.

Invisible Home Improvements – Home improvement scams vary little from year to year, and most involve some type of shoddy workmanship from unlicensed or untrained workers. The hardest for homeowners to detect, and therefore the easiest for scammers to pull off, are repairs or improvements to the areas of your home that you can’t see: roofs, chimneys, air ducts, crawl spaces, etc. Scammers may simply knock at your door offering a great deal because they were “in the neighborhood,” but more and more they are using telemarketing, email and even social media to reach homeowners. Helpful videos on YouTube can add legitimacy to a contractor, but consumers have no way of knowing if the video is real or “borrowed” from a legitimate contractor. Check out home contractors at bbb.org before saying yes.

Casting Call Scam – This is not as widespread as some other scams, but it seems to have really been on the increase in recent years, thanks to the popularity of television talent shows like “American Idol” and “Project Runway.” Scammers pose as agents or talent scouts looking for actors, singers, models, reality show contestants, etc., and use phony audition notices to fool aspiring performers into paying to try out for parts that don’t exist. There are several ways this plays out. It can simply be an unscrupulous way to sell acting lessons, photography services, etc., or it can be an outright scam for things like fees for online “applications” or upcoming “casting calls.” Even worse, the information provided on an online application could be everything a scammer needs for identity theft.

Foreign Currency Scam – Investments in foreign currency can sound like a great idea, and scammers frequently use real current events and news stories to make their pitches even more appealing. They advertise an easy investment with high return and low risk when you purchase Iraqi Dinar, Vietnamese Dong or, most recently, the Egyptian Pound. The plan is that, when those governments revalue their currencies, increasing their worth against the dollar, you just sell and cash in. Unlike previous hoaxes, you may even take possession of real currency. The problem is that they will be very difficult to sell, and it’s extremely unlikely they will ever significantly increase in value.

Scam Texts – With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it’s not a surprise that scams quickly follow. One major tactic recently is the use of scam texts, known as “smishing,” to steal personal information. They look like a text alert from your bank, asking you to confirm information or “reactivate your debit card” by following a link on your smart phone. Banks of all sizes have been targeted, and details of the scam vary, but the outcome is the same: scammers get your banking information, maybe even your ATM number and PIN. You may even inadvertently download malicious software that gives the scammer access to anything on your phone.

Do Not Call Scams – The National Do Not Call Registry (U.S.) or the National Do Not Call List (Canada) offer consumers a free way to reduce telemarketing calls. Scammers call anyway, of course, and they’ve even found a way to scam consumers by pretending to be a government official calling to sign you up or confirming your previous participation on the Dot Not call list! In one variation, scammers ask for personal information, such as your name, address and Social Security/Social Insurance number. In another, scammers try to charge a fee to join the registry. Either way, just hang up. These services are free, but sharing personal information with a scammer could cost you a lot.

Fake Friend Scam – Did you ever get a Friend Request on Facebook from someone you already thought was your Friend? If you hit Accept, you may have just friended a scammer. A popular recent scam has been the theft of people’s online identities to create fake profiles, which can be used in a variety of ways. A new Friend can learn a lot about you to scam you later, “recommend” sketchy websites that download malware, use your account to scrap information on your other Friends, even impersonate a military officer or other trustworthy person to perpetrate a romance scam. Be careful on social media, keep your privacy settings high, and don’t share confidential information. You can’t always be sure that your Friends are really your friends.

Scam of the Year: Affordable Care Act Scam

Scammers had a field day with the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), using it as a way to fool Americans into sharing their personal information. Scammers would call claiming to be from the federal government and saying the would-be victim needed a new insurance card or Medicare card. However, before they can mail the card, they need to collect personal information. Scammers do a lot to make their requests seem credible. For example, they may have your bank’s routing number and ask you to provide your account number. Or, they may ask for your credit card or Social Security number, Medicare ID, or other personal information. But sharing personal information with a scammer puts you at risk for identity theft.

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More information for consumers:

    For more information on these and other scams, go to BBB Scamstopper. Sign up for our Scam Alerts and learn about new scams as soon as we do.
    For more information on investment scams, go to BBB Smart Investing, a partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
    To search for a business in the U.S. or Canada, or to find your local BBB, go to BBB.org.
    For information on charities, go to Give.org.
    For information on U.S. government services, go to: USA.gov.
    For information on Canadian government services, go to Service Canada.

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ABOUT BBB:

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For more information, journalists should contact Katherine Hutt at 703-247-9345 or khutt(at)council(dot)bbb(dot)org or Kelsey Owen at 703-247-9376 or kowen(at)council(dot)bbb(dot)org. After hours, use the BBB Media Hotline at 571-422-3584.























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Freedom Financial Network Reminds Consumers How to Protect Their Credit, Identity

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Freedom Financial Network Reminds Consumers How to Protect Their Credit, Identity











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San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

With several national companies – including Target, Neiman Marcus and White Lodging Services – reporting major data breaches recently, consumers may be worried about protecting their credit and identity. But they can take steps to protect themselves, says Kevin Gallegos, vice president of Phoenix operations for Freedom Financial Network (FFN).

More than 100 million customers may have had personal information or credit and debit card numbers stolen in the Target data breach alone. Many more could be impacted by hackers who broke into data for Neiman Marcus and for White Lodging Services, which manages franchises from Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin.

“All of these customers are at high risk for identity theft,” Gallegos said. “And with the increasing use of online shopping, with extensive use of credit and debit cards, data fraud is a real danger. Fortunately, people can take action to protect themselves.”

1.    Monitor accounts daily. Keep an eye on bank and credit card accounts for unauthorized activity. Do not wait to receive monthly statements. Rather, check for discrepancies frequently each week. Thieves often use small, unusual amounts ($ 1.21 or 6 cents) as a test before attempting a pricier transaction. Consumers should not drop their guard. Data thieves sometimes wait months before taking action. Experts say it is not necessary to ask bank or credit card companies to issue new cards unless a problem is identified.

2.    Report suspicious account activity. Consumers who notice unauthorized charges should call the bank or creditor immediately. The fraud monitoring department will cancel the card and issue a new one. They also will help to dispute charges. Cardholders are not liable for unauthorized charges. Target customers also should call the Target hotline (866-852-8580). Target will cover the cost of any fraudulent activity that results from the data breach for its affected customers.

3.    Change PINs. Personal identification numbers (PINs) were among the data stolen from Target. A PIN is the number the customer enters when processing debit card transactions or making cash withdrawals from ATMs. Because the stolen PINs were encrypted, experts believe the thieves will be unable to use them. It’s still wise, however, to request PINs be re-issued.

4.    Register for free credit monitoring. Take advantage of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection being offered via CreditMonitoring.Target.com. Customers can register for this service until April 23. Victims of identity theft related to the Target security breach will be assigned an agent to help resolve problems.

5.    Beware of scams. Thieves may have mail or email addresses and phone numbers for anyone whom Target has ever contacted. These customers are at higher risk of phishing scams. Thieves “phish” for additional information (such as bank account or Social Security numbers) in several ways. They may send emails that look like they are from a bank, creditor or store. Consumers should not open emails or attachments from unknown senders or click links provided by these senders. Instead, use an Internet search engine to navigate directly to a bank or credit company site. If someone calls claiming to be from a bank or credit card company, do not provide information, but instead call the toll-free number on the back of the credit or debit card to verify the earlier call’s authenticity.

“Any business is at risk for a cyber-attack, and with the popularity of computer-processed credit card transactions, data breaches are likely to become more widespread,” Gallegos said. “For these reasons – as well as your ability to stick to your budget – paying with cash is one way to protect yourself. But when cash is not feasible, observe safe shopping practices while remaining vigilant about your personal finance accounts.”

Freedom Financial Network (http://www.freedomfinancialnetwork.com)

Freedom Financial Network, LLC (FFN), provides comprehensive consumer credit advocacy services. Through the FFN family of companies – Freedom Debt Relief, Freedom Tax Relief, ConsolidationPlus, FreedomPlus and Bills.com – FFN works as an independent advocate to provide comprehensive financial solutions, including debt consolidation, debt resolution, debt settlement and tax resolution services for consumers struggling with debt. The company, which has resolved more than $ 2 billion in debt for more than 200,000 clients since 2002, is an accredited member of the American Fair Credit Council, and a platinum member of the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators.

Based in San Mateo, Calif., FFN also operates an office in Tempe, Ariz. The company, with more than 600 employees, was voted one of the best places to work in the San Francisco Bay area in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013, and in the Phoenix area in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. FFN’s founders are recipients of the Northern California Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Frames Bowling Lounge in NYC to Start Accepting Bitcoin this Spring

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Frames Bowling Lounge in NYC to Start Accepting Bitcoin this Spring











Frames Bowling Lounge NYC


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014

According to a recent article published in the Harvard Business Journal, digital currency is far from ready for primetime. Mt. Gox, the holy grail of Bitcoin exchange and responsible for over 6% of the world’s digital currency supply, recently shuttered without a trace due to hacking, which most believe to be internal theft. With no proof, this financial scam of epic proportion remains largely unsolved and practically untraceable.

There are many claims that Bitcoin cannot survive due to non-regulation. Due in part to the lack of insurance against high volatility (prices have swung between $ 110 and $ 1,100 over the last six months) or fraud (Bitcoin wallets have disappeared without accountability for lost funds) and due to its untraceable nature, Bitcoin has invited illicit activity and untraceable exchanges of goods and services across the globe (through sites like Silk Road).

Every day seems to bring a new headline about the Bitcoin, which many originally hoped would become a new way for businesses to accept currency exchanges without being held slave to credit card or bank charges. Money would be mobile in a way that was free from the standard operational rules. Companies would no longer be tied to 3% fees being skimmed off profits. However, in order for a digital payment system to work, it needs to be perceived as a true currency with actual intrinsic value. Or does it?

Frames Bowling Lounge, a bowling and billiards entertainment complex in Midtown Manhattan, believes they can benefit greatly by allowing Bitcoin as a trade of currency for services. Without bank exchange fees, more pure profit can be generated. If the exchange rate holds steady for the time it would take to convert virtual coin back to actual dollars, the company can bank virtually and pay no credit card fees.

“Yes, the system is flawed right now, mostly due to its extreme volatility”, exclaimed Frames Marketing Manager, Frayda Resnick.

“However, part of taking great risk is the potential of great reward, and we are hoping that the transactions happen fast enough to keep the rates in our favor. In addition, by stating that we accept Bitcoin, we are confirming what the public already knows about our brand, that we are as unique as our customers, who are probably owners of the cryptocurrency.

“As soon as companies realize this is actually what the virtual currency was intended for, not for the betting public to sit on in hopes to see their values escalate, it becomes a real way of small businesses holding on to as much of their profits as they can”.

Frames Bowling Lounge, located on west 40th street and 9th Avenue, has opened a bitcoin wallet through Blockchain, and can send a link to their wallet for customers to easily transmit funds privately, without use of a credit card or bank. At time of publishing, bitcoin was valued at $ 590 = 1 btc.











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New Book from University of Minnesota Business Professor Suggests We?re Not Really That Stupid

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New Book from University of Minnesota Business Professor Suggests We’re Not Really That Stupid











Vladas Griskevicius


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

In a new book, University of Minnesota business professor Vladas Griskevicius challenges prevailing views of decision making and in doing so reveals the hidden wisdom behind many of our irrational tendencies.

“People make many shockingly stupid decisions, like when they buy cars they can’t afford (1.8 million vehicles are repossessed each year) or put $ 57 billion of their savings into something that has an expected negative 80% return rate – the lottery,” says Griskevicius, an associate professor in the Carlson School of Management. But why do humans have all these irrational tendencies?

Since the time of Charles Darwin, when biologists observe a puzzling behavior in animals, they ask if it might serve an adaptive function. Griskevicius and psychology professor Douglas Kenrick of Arizona State University turn the same magnifying glass from animals to humans in THE RATIONAL ANIMAL: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think (Basic Books | Sept. 10, 2013).

“Once we start looking at modern behavior through an ancestral lens, many decisions that appear foolish at the surface level turn out to be smart at a deeper evolutionary level,” says Kenrick. “It turns out that many of our irrational tendencies are smarter than we think.”

Consider why Americans spend over $ 500 billion each year on showy luxury products that have zero survival value. Luxury products are clearly linked to status, but why do people want to show off their status so much? Darwin was similarly stumped when he first observed the peacock’s tail, which makes the animal easier to spot by predators and slows it down when trying to escape. Darwin reasoned that while flashy tails might hinder survival, their adaptive function might be to aid mating.

Conspicuous consumption in humans, it turns out, is not too different from the Peacock’s tail. In the same way that peacocks flaunt their tails to impress the opposite sex, men conspicuously flaunt their luxury products to impress women. Does it work? Yes. Studies have found that women would rather date the guy with the flashy Porsche than the modest Honda.

“It might be economically irrational to spend your last penny on a luxury good, but this tendency pays great dividends when it comes to the most important of evolutionary rewards,” says Griskevicius.

The Mystery of Steve Jobs and the Overconfidence Bias

THE RATIONAL ANIMAL also reveals the hidden wisdom of some of the most irrational human biases. Consider Steve Jobs, whose perception of reality was warped by a “reality distortion field.” According to Walter Isaacson’s biography, Even back in the 1970s Jobs was so overconfident that he had the gall to show up to corporate meetings barefoot and reeking of body odor (he showered once a week, believing that his diet of eating apples made deodorant unnecessary). Jobs was not alone in his sense of overconfidence. When men are asked to rank themselves on athletic ability, one study found that 100% rated themselves in the top 50%. In another study, 93% of people rated themselves as “above average” drivers.

“This irrational tendency to warp reality is known as overconfidence bias,” explains Griskevicius. “But if you look at it more closely, it actually pays to be biased.”

A recent study in the journal Nature found that being overly confident rather than accurate can enhance reproductive fitness. This is because confidence increases ambition and persistence.

For example, overly confident sales agents who view setbacks as flukes, rather than accurately viewing them as signs of incompetence, are more likely to persist and sell more policies. And overly confident people are also more likely to get promotions at work.

“Humans are born to be biased – but for good reason. Rather than being design flaws, many of our biases are design features,” adds Kenrick.

Despite his hobo appearance and pungent scent, the overly confident Steve Jobs didn’t do too shabbily. But not everyone shared his confidence. Jobs initially convinced Ron Wayne, an engineer at Atari, to become the third partner with him and Steve Wozniak at Apple. But Wayne got cold feet and sold his 10 percent share for $ 800. Jobs’ persistent self-confidence paid off, and Apple became the single most valuable company in world history. If Ron Wayne had shared Jobs’ confidence, his $ 800 investment would have been worth $ 2.6 billion today.

“If we look only at the surface, many of our choices appear rather foolish. But underneath all those biases is an exceptionally wise ancestral system of decision making,” says Griskevicius.

This doesn’t mean that following our inner chimp will always lead to good decisions. It also pays to read Consumer Reports. In fact, marketers often exploit our evolutionary tendencies and use them against us. By revealing what to look for, THE RATIONAL ANIMAL provides guidance on how to defend ourselves from scams and rip-offs that seek to take advantage of our otherwise adaptive ancestral biases.























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Scam School – Episode 28 – Mind Control

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NEW SCAM SCHOOL CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/scamschool?feature=watch A brand new illusion that will trick your friends into believing in MIND CONTRO…

MillionaireMatchmakerOnline.org Offers a New Opportunity to Date Millionaire Singles Online

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MillionaireMatchmakerOnline.org Offers a New Opportunity to Date Millionaire Singles Online











Millionarie Matchmaker Online


(PRWEB) March 05, 2014

There are millions of dating websites on the vast medium of internet but not all of them are as impressive as people expect them to be in the first place. Millionairematchmakeronline.org is an exclusive new dating website that has managed to capture the attention of millions of people worldwide due to the tremendous features it has to offer.

Through the millionaire dating site, both men and women can now find the partners of their dreams in a short period of time. Labeled as the number 1 dating site already, it is actually quite easy to manage and use on a daily basis in the long run. All that is required from individuals is to have themselves registered at the earliest convenience. Women can easily meet rich men through millionairematchmakeronline.org since all they have to do is to provide their personal details such as gender, preference, age, country and state in order to find their perfect match without having to struggle too much in the process.

Most dating websites are loaded with scams and frauds but millionairematchmakeronline.org is monitored 24/7 in order to provide both men and women with a safe and clean environment. Rich men and women from all across the globe can be found on the website as they all try to continue their search of finding their true match in the near future.

When it comes to the important matter of avoiding obscene content, it is actually fully taken care of by the website as its main concern is to keep the environment free from scammers from all over the world. One of the biggest benefits of using the dating website is that it is an exceptionally secure platform and all profiles are manually screened. Apart from that, it is the only website which can be seen to be crowded with millionaires at all times.

Therefore, both men and women can now easily find millionaire singles to date in the long run. After creating a basic profile, individuals can easily begin the process of socializing in order to meet the men or women which they feel they can date in the near future. No other dating site has been able to acquire such a huge level of success, other than millionairematchmakeronline.org; thus, individuals who plan to join it right away are definitely doing the right thing as they are most likely to date millionaires soon.

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Workers? Comp PBMs Grapple with Physician Dispensing by Lobbying State Regulators, Reports Drug Benefit News

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Workers’ Comp PBMs Grapple with Physician Dispensing by Lobbying State Regulators, Reports Drug Benefit News










Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 18, 2013

Employers, insurance companies, PBMs and other payers of workers’ compensation prescription drug claims are up in arms about the practice of physician dispensing, through which prescribers dispense these same drugs directly to patients and charge an average wholesale price (AWP) that is in many cases significantly higher than the price paid to a retail pharmacy. The Sept. 16 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News reports on the lobbying efforts PBMs are focusing on state policymakers in an attempt to restrict the practice and to put a cap on reimbursement.

According to new research from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), Pennsylvania doctors who are directly dispensing medications to injured workers are charging workers’ compensation payers an average of $ 1.22 per pill for Vicodin (hydrocodone-acetaminophen), more than three times the 37 cents average per-pill reimbursement to retail pharmacies. In Maryland, WCRI found that the average per-pill cost of Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) dispensed by a Maryland physician is $ 3.29, estimated by the research institute to be nearly five times the typical 67 cents charged by pharmacies. Moreover, physicians in that state charged an average of $ 5.87 per pill of Prilosec (omeprazole), which was available over-the-counter for 67 cents per pill at Walgreen Co. stores during the study period ending March 31, 2012.

“It’s such a scam, it’s beyond belief,” opines Joseph Paduda, president of CompPharma, LLC, a consortium of workers’ compensation PBMs that recently identified physician-dispensed drugs as the second-largest driver of workers’ compensation prescription drug costs after the use of opioids. But attempts at the state level to resolve this issue through legislation have achieved mixed results. “In Maryland, for example, the physician dispensing community has lobbied very hard, has donated a lot of money to political campaigns and has been able to co-opt the legislative process through applying large sums of money,” Paduda continues. “And that’s because they’re making so much money from physician dispensing; they have a lot of cash to disperse.”

Visit http://aishealth.com/archive/ndbn091313-02 to read the article in its entirety, which also reports on state regulatory efforts, including price control and dispensing time limits.

About Drug Benefit News

Published biweekly, Drug Benefit News delivers timely news, proven cost management strategies and unique data gathered in AIS’s own surveys of PBMs and pharmacy benefit vendors. Coverage includes news and strategies related to the use of generics and OTC drugs, formulary decisions, evidence-based medicine, changes in drug pricing, PBM transparency, changes in Part D and other federal initiatives, and much more. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/drug-benefit-news for more information.

About Atlantic Information Services

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://www.AISHealth.com.































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Dallas Students Create “Start With Trust” Videos for BBB Student Video Contest

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Dallas Students Create “Start With Trust” Videos for BBB Student Video Contest













BBB Dallas Student Video Showcase


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

Two groups of Dallas and Richardson teens are gaining valuable creative and marketing experience by producing videos based on the theme of “Start With Trust®” and sharing the videos on social media for a student film contest sponsored by Better Business Bureau® serving Dallas and Northeast Texas. The students are members of the BTW Film Club of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, and the Magnet Communications Program of Richardson High School in Richardson. The filmmakers can win prizes for themselves and for their schools.

Students worked in teams to produce short videos and are marketing the videos through social media. Platypus Productions, a video production and online marketing firm in Redmond, WA, is providing technical support and guidelines for video production and social media marketing. Prizes will be awarded for the videos that best represent the theme of Start With Trust and get the most views on the BBB Dallas You Tube channel.

See the videos now at youtube.com/thedallasbbb, find your favorites, and share through social media. Follow the contest on Facebook at facebook.com/dallasbbb.

“We are excited to work with these talented students and see the different ways their videos express the theme, Start With Trust,” said Jeannette Kopko, spokesperson for BBB serving Dallas and Northeast Texas. “We hope the students also are having fun creating memorable videos and marketing them through social media.”

“The film club members have been eager to create compelling videos about trust that viewers will want to vote on and share,” said Niloo Jalilvand, Film & Video Technology / Mathematics Instructor, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, TX.

“Our students have enjoyed the challenge of creating videos with a fresh perspective that will spark conversation and will hopefully get votes,” said Brent Morton, Director of Magnet Communications, Richardson High School, Richardson, TX.

One team will be selected as the overall group winner and one team from each school will be selected as runners up in the BBB Dallas Student Video Showcase. Winners will be named based on how well the theme of trust is conveyed and how many votes their video receives on the Dallas BBB YouTube channel.

There will be a winning group from each school, as well as an overall group winner. Each school’s winning group will receive $ 600 cash per group and a plaque. The overall group winner will receive 3 GoPro Hero03+ Silver Edition cameras, $ 600 cash, and a trophy. All student participants will receive a certificate of participation.

The school with the overall group winner will receive a donation of $ 3,500 in equipment, and the other school will receive $ 2,500 in equipment.

“Everyone is invited to see these videos and share their favorites,” said Jeannette Kopko. “Visit BBB Dallas on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/thedallasbbb, view video showcase, find your favorites and share by social media. Follow the contest on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dallasbbb .”

About BBB

BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas is an independent, non-profit business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair business practices and works for trust in the marketplace. BBB helps consumers find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s Standards For Trust. BBB provides services for both BBB Accredited Businesses and non-accredited businesses. BBB services include BBB Business Reviews on businesses, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses by category, customer complaint resolution services, advertising review for truth in advertising, and tips and alerts for consumers and for businesses. Dallas BBB was founded in 1920 and is one of 113 BBBs serving the U.S. and Canada. Last year, people relied on BBBs 124.5 million times for Business Reviews, consumer tips, and scam alerts. For more, start at http://www.bbb.org.
































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American Support Named Top 100 Company for Remote Work by Flexjobs

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American Support Named Top 100 Company for Remote Work by Flexjobs











American Support Named Top 100 Company for Remote Work by Flexjobs


Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

American Support has been recognized as one of the top 100 companies offering remote positions to watch for in 2014. Sponsored by Flex Jobs, the esteemed list was created after Flex Jobs scoured their database of 25,000 employers and vetted out the companies with the best flexible work options.

American Support joined powerhouses such as Xerox, Dell, and American Express on the list of companies that posted the highest number of remote jobs in 2013, further highlighting the way remote workforce technologies can be utilized to create flexible work options and deliver employment opportunities to even the most rural of communities. To see a full list of the top 100 companies, visit http://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/100-top-companies-for-remote-jobs/.

“Job seekers are looking for flexible jobs, but it can be really hard to find real opportunities with all the scams and bogus business opportunities out there. The companies in our database and on this list have all been screened and verified as legitimate, which helps job seekers stay safe and find flexible employment faster,” says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “By breaking down the companies that offered the most opportunities, job seekers will know which companies to keep an eye on during their job search.”

American Support delivers flexibility to both clients and sales and customer service representatives with a work-from-home virtual call center and four contact center facilities at the ready. The web-based customer contact platform used by American Support, handles over 70 million interactions per year, while delivering unparalleled scalability and security.

About American Support

Since 1989 American Support has delivered exceptional inbound and outbound telesales results. With three US-based Contact Centers and highly trained Virtual Agents across the country, American Support’s clients can count on consistent sales performance. American Support is proud to be creating jobs here at home specifically focused on hiring veterans, military spouses and people with physical disabilities.

About Flex Jobs

FlexJobs is jobs database that allows companies to post part-time, freelance, or full-time positions in over 50 job categories and job types ranging from entry-level to executive.
























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The Diamond Vault of Troy Begins Offering Coin Consultations to Help Determine the True Value of Your Old Coins

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The Diamond Vault of Troy Begins Offering Coin Consultations to Help Determine the True Value of Your Old Coins











(PRWEB) February 27, 2014

The Diamond Vault of Troy has now begun offering free coin consultations to customers to help determine the value of their old coins. Their detailed grading process helps identify the rare coins people may have been holding. Many coin evaluators will state that, “they’re all the same”. Nothing could be further from the truth as some seemingly identical coins are worth $ 25 while others are worth $ 2500.

Previously featured on WXYZ Detroit Local 4 Defenders, Karen Drew, detective for WXYZ used the experts at the Diamond Vault of Troy to expose coin buying scams in the metro-Detroit area. The Diamond Vault of Troy was shown to pay more for coins than any other coin buying business featured on the video news release. “Every coin will be examined in front of you and the consultation is free. You should not be satisfied with scrap silver prices when you could be holding a very rare coin. The smallest of differences in grade, year, rarity, or mint mark can affect your price,” states Diamond Vault of Troy owner Timothy Mayer.

The jeweler buys multiple types of coins including, Silver and Gold Coins from the USA and Canadian Silver coins. They evaluate all pre 1964 US silver coins as well as pre 1967 Canadian coins. They look at each coin to seek out those with higher numismatic values which allows them to pay much more than their competitors. If someone has historic USA and Canadian gold coinage they would establish a value for each of their coins.

Dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars from 1964 and before, along with Kennedy half dollars from 1965-1970 have substantial value. If you’re not sure what you have or its value, bring it in and we will identify it for you! For more information on coin consultations please visit http://shop.diamondvaultoftroy.com/?page=Coins.

About us

The Diamond Vault of Troy owners, Randall Cole and Timothy Mayer, combine their over 49 years of experience to provide customers with quality service and substantial savings on diamond engagement rings, customer wedding rings, diamond studs, wedding bands, and other beautiful diamond jewelry. In addition to diamonds, the boutique also carries a large selection of fine gems, and as the top buyer of rare and valuable silver and gold coins, provides complimentary consultations. Customers have given glowing reviews and 5 star ratings on many different websites to show that the Diamond Vault of Troy is their jeweler of choice. Their store is located in the Huntington Bank Building, 801 West Big Beaver Suite 103, Troy, Michigan 48084-5823. For more information, or to contact the Diamond Vault of Troy, visit our website at http://www.diamondvaultoftroy.com.























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