Stories tagged: BBB TIp of the Week
Sun., March 24, 2019
Nothing makes us feel better than getting a voice mail from an “old friend,” right? But what if the name and voice don’t sound familiar? That’s because it’s really a …
Sun., March 10, 2019
The excitement of March Madness provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of fans eager to see their favorite teams.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
School trips can be incredible, life-changing experiences for students. But don’t let scamsters steal the magic of such experiences.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
Better Business Bureau is seeing an increasing number of scammers hiding behind fake phone personas to trick consumers. BBB Scam Tracker received more than 500 reports last year about callers …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
With Valentine’s Day coming up, BBB Northwest and Pacific wants you to be aware of the realities of romance scams and armed with tips to protect yourself. Dating in the …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019
Getting calls or emails from scammers is commonplace these days. For many, the frustration revolves around how these people get their number or email?
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
Tax season is just around the corner, and that means the opportunities for bad guys to snatch and use consumers’ personal information are at their greatest.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Some customers of gun equipment company Badger Mountain Supply say the company never delivered the products they ordered.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Many retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have return policies in place to not only protect the consumer but their businesses as well.
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
This New Year, you may resolve to eat healthier, get organized or find a new job. But add to your list of resolutions a promise to be savvier about scams.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
As shoppers set records on spending, Better Business Bureau urges consumers to be prepared for scammers looking to take a bit of your holiday cheer.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Study finds deceptive free trial scams rake in millions with misleading ads, fake celebrity endorsements.
An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau, however, found that many of these free trial offers are not free. BBB receives complaints from free trial offer victims nearly every …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 1 a.m.
Two-factor authentication is a security measure many companies use to help keep your accounts safer. But scammers have devised ways to impersonate those alerts and steal login information. Since Cyber …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that the online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific wants to make sure you are informed with tips to stay safe during this holiday employment season.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
The world of cryptocurrency has been a hot topic around the world and as the popularity of cryptocurrency investing increases, so does the frequency with which scammers target would-be investors.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Shopping to decorate for Halloween should be a fun-filled experience – not a terrifying one.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
“DING.” Your cell phone just got a text message. “BUZZ.” You have just gotten an email. “BING.” Across your screen comes a notification that your cellphone carrier has updated the …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is participating in the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness month campaign aimed at raising the public’s awareness of the basic steps needed to stay …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific has seen an increase in complaints nationwide regarding a licensing website claiming to be based in Idaho.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
Identity theft can happen to anyone, but consumers have a new free tool to help protect themselves against scammers who would steal their financial information.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Grandparents Day was Sep., and it has been shown recently that older consumers have the lowest risk of being scammed. However, that does not mean scammers are not targeting this …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
When you dial customer support, be sure to double-check – or triple-check – the phone number. Scammers are buying phone numbers similar to the customer support numbers of major companies …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Scammers almost always look for ways to benefit from disaster. In the wake of a natural disaster, and Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is urging donors to give thoughtfully.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
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Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Parents want their dollars go the furthest when purchasing items for children going back to grade school. For parents who have kids going to college, it’s essential to take time …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
The live sports season is upon us with our favorite college, NFL and local teams beginning seasons. Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is offering some tips to make sure …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers nationwide of misleading mailings from the insurance referral company,
Sun., July 29, 2018
The BBB Torch Awards program honors companies and charities who demonstrate a high level of integrity and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics.
Sun., July 22, 2018, 5 a.m.
Summer is the time to have fun outside, explore your area and possibly take in a concert or festival. While these summer activities sound enticing, consumers should be wary when …