Josh Planos

Josh Planos

Josh Planos is the vice president of communications and public relations for the Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, the Kansas Plains & Southwest Iowa. He serves as a spokesperson for the organization and is responsible for educational outreach efforts, including scam prevention and awareness. His writing has been published by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, among other news outlets.


Animal adoptions surge at the holidays. So does pet adoption fraud.

By: - December 16, 2022

For some, the holidays are a time for reflection. For others, they are a time to sit back and enjoy commercials for luxury midsize vehicles topped with outrageously large red bows. For still others, they are a time to add a furry friend to the household. Animal adoptions spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they […]


Better Business Bureau continues to its Torch Awards for Ethics

By: - September 13, 2022

Twenty-seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau held the first iteration of its Integrity Awards in a diminutive hotel room for a handful of guests. This month, the BBB will host hundreds of community and business leaders for the 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon, the 25th anniversary of the event. Each of the […]


Cryptocurrency world is ripe for fraud and financial loss

By: - April 19, 2022

The Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI, but an argument could be made that cryptocurrency finished as the runner-up. Digital currency providers eToro, and FTX ran spots on advertising’s biggest stage. So did Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, which spent nearly $14 million on an ad that featured a bouncing QR code. It performed so well […]


Ukraine invasion inspires generosity, but donors should be wary of scammers

By: - March 3, 2022

Such is the velocity of news and information that within minutes of the first air strikes, millions of people around the world were notified of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Many millions more have since found out and continue to consume coverage of the fallout.  There will be no shortage of stories to shine a […]