Better Business Bureaus (BBBs), agencies devoted to promoting ethical practices on the part of business through voluntary self-regulation. BBBs are supported by businesses in communities throughout the United States. They provide a number of services to consumers, including monitoring advertising for truth and accuracy, screening advertising that involves products for children, providing information to consumers and businesses to help them make informed purchasing decisions, settling consumer complaints, and offering a philanthropic advisory service on the ethical standards of charitable organizations.
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