Category Archives: BBB Bistro

Unseen Impacts of Identity Theft

We all are aware of the financial disruptions that identity crimes have on individuals but do we think of the aftermath that runs deeper than the mighty dollar? Do we think about the impacts it has on families, communities, and our economy as a whole? In this episode of The Bistro, Eva Velasquez, President, and CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center invites us to truly view how identity theft affects all of our lives.

New Credit Law Explained

It’s Cybersecurity month, and we have great news for you. New federal law, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, is helping all Americans take another step towards online safety. Here on The Bistro is Lisa Schifferle, Attorney in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education, providing us with an overview of how this new law leads to more cyber safety.

Unlocking Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, blockchain, virtual currencies – oh my. Get ready to demystify cryptocurrency with our guests Ayaz Minhas, Data Privacy Specialist & Digital Programs Manager from the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust and Kavita Jain, the Director of FINRA’s Office of Emerging Regulatory Issues. They help us all better understand the world of cryptocurrency investing.

Booking Your Holiday Travel Wisely

Yes, believe it or not, the holidays are on their way! To help you get ready, we are talking about holiday travel on this episode of The Bistro. Here to help you with tips on how to book your next hotel room safely and securely, is Amy Travieso, Vice President of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.


Today’s episode is sponsored by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. The American Hotel & Lodging Association is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry. 

National PTA – Giving You A Voice

School is back in session for most, and the National PTA joins us to remind parents that they are as much in school as their children are. Jim Accomando, President of the National PTA Board of Directors, stops by to shed light on the full benefits package children receive when parents spend time involved in their kid’s academic world.