Better Business Bureau

I commend the great citizens of Jefferson County for their response to Hurricane Harvey. I applaud them and certainly our emergency responders for their amazing work and for their compassion for each other. All of the hard work has not gone unnoticed.

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Attorney Myles Lenz & retired Beaumont firefighter Charles Ray Paul Sr.

A retired Beaumont firefighter who paid a local contractor to remodel a rental home more than three years ago is still fighting to recover more than $14,000 of that money for work he says went undone.

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A Port Neches woman lost $1,700 to a loan scam a few weeks ago, and it was  $1,700 she couldn’t afford to lose.

She told The Examiner in an interview, though she asked that we not print her name, that her case was one of two cases of identity theft reported to the Port Neches Police Department at the end of December, just two days apart.

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President of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas John Paschall resigned, according to a statement issued by the Board of Directors on Sept. 19.

Paschall’s resignation was effective Sept. 13.

“John has served the organization faithfully since October 2011,” the board said in the release. “We want to thank him for the five years of dedicated service to the consumers and businesses of Southeast Texas.”

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A steep discount on a monthly cable bill sound great, but it could be the set up for a scam. Con artists are impersonating cable companies and taking advantage of eagerness to save.

How the Scam Works: You get a call, and it’s someone claiming to be a representative from your cable provider’s loyal rewards program. The caller offers you a significant discount on your monthly cable and/or service. For $80 per month, you can get phone, broadband Internet, and the premium cable channels. This package would typically run subscribers well over $100/month.

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