Kansas City BBB’s Military Line Protects Military Consumers

BBB’s Military Line pic

BBB’s Military Line
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With his leadership at several companies, including Millennium Marketing, Subco Fresno, and Leading Edge Technology Strategies, Russell Rahm received Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneurial Superstar Award for both 2011 and 2012. Russell Rahm’s Millennium Marketing (whose official name is Publishers Renewal Service Co.) has received a rating of A+ with Kansas City’s Better Business Bureau (BBB).

The Kansas City BBB has set up a specific program for local military service members and their families. Historically, this is a population that has been targeted by scammers. In 2012, for example, military families made over 67,000 complaints about scams and fraud. Scammers know that service members, especially young ones, have a steady government paycheck, and aim to find ways to redirect it into their own pockets. The BBB’s Military Line helps to protect this community through education and other tools.

The BBB provides outreach and online programs to educate military service members. Workshops include topics like buying a home or car, smart investment practices, and how to avoid scams and identity theft on the Internet.

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Greater Kansas City BBB Extends to Charities

 

Greater Kansas City BBB pic

Greater Kansas City BBB
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Russell Rahm is the president and chief executive officer of Millennium Marketing Inc., a successful and innovative direct marketing company. In his spare time, Russell Rahm volunteers at fundraisers arranged by the Greater Kansas City Better Business Bureau.

Aside from offering verified, credible information on businesses in the area, the Greater Kansas City Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides a service for charities and donors called the Charity Accreditation Program. Similar to the BBB’s work in evaluating businesses, the initiative gives charities the opportunity to assure volunteers and donors of their authenticity through the Greater Kansas City BBB’s approval.

The program started to address the concerns of potential donors who wanted to verify the trustworthiness of the incredibly large number of charities and fundraising events in the Kansas City area. People who wanted to support local charities or get involved also wanted to be sure that their time and money were not being wasted.