Stories tagged: BBB TIp of the Week
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity and social media tips
This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity tips for businesses
Cybersecurity has to be everyone’s job. Owner, manager or staff, you are a crucial part of protecting information.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: How to be personally cybersecure
With recent data breaches at rivate businesses and government entities, it’s more important than ever to take proper steps to secure personal data.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Look out for bogus BBB emails
Scammers are using the BBB name and a logo indicating they have violated various federal laws such as “Fair Labor Standards Act” or “Safety and Health Act.”
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Equifax data breach tips
This is not a typical data breach, extremely sensitive personal information has been compromised, including Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, credit card account numbers – all of which can …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: What to look for in an estate sale manager
When you visit your parents, do you take a look at their home and wonder if they plan on “passing down” all of their possessions? How much of them do …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of Hurricane Harvey scams
BBB Wise Giving Alliance suggests donors keep several tips in mind to help avoid questionable appeals for support in wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Does the do-not-call list work?
With the advancement of automatic robocalling and number spoofing, it is very difficult to keep up with the volume of calls being made by scammers.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: What to look for in cloud storage
Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest provides tips for researching and choosing a cloud-storage service.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: How to get most from back-to-school shopping
Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest provides these tips for back-to-school shopping
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week
Purchasing a home warranty requires time to research and the ability to keep details straight.
Sun., July 30, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Take steps to keep your cellphone secure
Mobile phones also can leave us vulnerable to cyber thieves looking for a way to steal your personal data. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest offers the following tips to …
Sun., July 23, 2017
Know how free trials can cost you
You should be aware that by accepting a free trial offer, you might be agreeing to buy additional products and services unless you cancel within a specified period of time.
Sun., July 16, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Is social media friend or foe
The Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest suggests you keep these things in mind when communicating through social media accounts.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 12:30 a.m.
BBB Tip of the Week: Leaving your pet behind while on vacation
Sometimes families don’t have the option of bringing along the family pet on summer vacations, so they often look into finding a sitter or kennel that provides quality care for …
Sun., April 2, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Jury duty scams prey on fear
Intimidated, panicked and terrified. These are often the feelings victims experience while in the midst of being conned. Impersonator scams can be so convincing and frightening that anyone can be …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
BBB: Before you say ‘I do,’ do your homework
Wedding season is coming up and it is big business. On average the wedding industry generates $72 billion a year. This includes, gowns, music, venue, invitations and favors. With so …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: The top scams of 2016
The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker confirmed that IRS and tax scams are still at the top of the list for most reported scams in 2016.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: What’s not to like on social media?
It’s the most memorable time of the year. As 2016 winds down and it is a time to be reflective, social media is a hub of fun and visual ways …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Beware the modern-day chain letter
The chain letter concept has been repurposing itself since being traced back to 1888 and has been more prolific than ever in the digital age.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Ensure your tickets to the big bowl games are legit
It’s been an amazing college football season in the Northwest. As we don our favorite college colors and root for our Huskies, Cougars, Vandals and Eagles, it is easy to …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: What is the difference betgween RFID and EMV credit cards?
Many of us have heard the term RFID. Do you know what it means and how it affects your personal identification?
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Tips for the Giving Season
As 2016 winds down, most charities are working hard to make fundraising goals and encourage greater giving during the most active time for charity donations. Some organizations receive about one-third …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Keep your information safe during shopping season
Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest wants to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, especially when it comes to how they spend their money. The National Retail Federation …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Be wary of holiday travel scams
As travelers make their plans for family getaways, scammers are also planning - but on ways to make a buck off others’ misfortune. In a little more than a year, …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Top 5 small business scams
The Small Business Administration reports the percentage of self-employed seniors has been steadily on the rise since 2000. The data shows the percentage of individuals 62 years and older who …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Avoid scholarship scams
Are you going back to school or have a child who is looking to attend a higher education institution in the next year? Paying for higher education is rising exponentially …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Avoid scams during Medicare open enrollment
As of June 30, 2016, there have been 1,522 criminal actions totaling $1.98 billion in Medicare Fraud according to the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Stay safe online and lower cybersecurity risks
Cybercrimes are ever increasing with the most common being: fake check scams, internet merchandise scams, sweepstakes scams, debt loan scams, and phishing scams. BBB encourages online users to educate themselves …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
BBB Tip of the Week: Fall Home Improvements
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. It’s official, fall is here in all its glory. For Spokane, that might mean a bite in the early …