Better Business Bureau

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    August 28, 2013

    That Magazine Peddler at Your Door Was Part of a $2 Million Scam by a Dallas Company

    It's such a familiar scenario, you suspect there's some sort of script. Some fresh-faced young man, or else an adult whose face is a bit too weathered for their years, knocks on the door. They're a troubled youth in a crime-ridden urban area, a single parent trying to make ends meet, just a guy tryi ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    FBI Nabs Wedding Expo Scammer in Boston, Too Late for Some Dallas Businesses

    ‚ÄčIf you've been looking forward to the Dream Wedding Bridal Expo slated for mid-December at the Gaylord Texan, well, bad news this morning from the U.S. Attorney's Office.While Karen Tucker, the 47-year-old Pittsburgh woman behind the Gaylord event, is indeed a veteran convention planner with expe ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Party Canceled, a Diner Says She was Done Wrong. Was She?

    ​City of Ate's inbox is typically crammed with messages from eager publicists, hopeful restaurant owners and aggrieved diners, who've often found the Better Business Bureau unresponsive to their complaints about grimy bathrooms and surly bartenders. Since we can't do much for our woeful corres ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Make Him an Offer You Can't Refuse: The WSJ Haggles for a Rug in Preston Royal

    A Friend of Unfair Park forwards along this front-page Wall Street Journal story about Cyrus Hassankola, who moved to Dallas to open a business that always appears on the verge of closing -- the oriental rug shop at Preston Road and Royal Lane formerly known as "Going Out of Business." It was a geni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Dallas Moving Company Gets a National Spanking on The Consumerist

    To be honest, you might not want to use this coupon ... Apparently, Regal Row-based Ultimate Van Lines picked the wrong folks to mess with. Because today, the 4-year-old Dallas moving company gets a proper smackdown on Gawker Media-affiliated The Consumerist, where one unhappy family writes that Ult ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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    June 7, 2007

    Ringing Up Baby

    Cashing in on the adoption biz is easy in Texas, where lax rules let almost anyone play. Take Jennalee Ryan, for instance...

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    June 13, 2006
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    June 6, 2006
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    May 25, 2006

    Running on Fumes

    You've got to have balls to sell BioPerformance's hot product--mothballs

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Facing the Music

    Inventor, musician and self-professed man of God, Al Petty says he hit on the perfect moneymaking scheme. His bright idea could cost him 1,200 years behind bars.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Unfair Share

    High-pressure sales tactics and promises of fabulous prizes make Dallas-based Silverleaf Resorts the champion of Texas time-shares, but dissatisfied customers say, "Buyer beware"

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    January 14, 1999

    Courthouse bully

    Legal assistant Jim Carrao works the dark corners of the justice system. He serves papers, does background checks, files annoying cases--and knows just enough law to be dangerous.

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    September 17, 1998

    Smoke-filled room

    When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.

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    July 3, 1997
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    May 29, 1997
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    April 24, 1997

    Babe in the 'hood

    Accused of bribery, ineptitude, and cattle rustling, rookie constable Aurelio Castillo can't tell his friends from his enemies anymore

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    April 3, 1997

    Collective grief

    Private child support agency means more headaches for single mother

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    January 9, 1997

    "I'll Fight for You!"

    You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.

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    July 11, 1996

    The power of the picket

    It doesn't pay to cross Daisy Joe

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    June 6, 1996
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    March 9, 1995