Stories tagged: BBB TIp of the Week
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 …
Sun., July 15, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Just because a company advertises on Facebook, Instagram or another social platform does not mean it is trustworthy. Be sure to do your research before making a purchase.
Sun., July 8, 2018
It’s just as important to be prepared before disaster strikes. Here are some steps you can take to get your home and business ready.
Sun., July 1, 2018
The Better Business Bureau has had a long relationship with the Federal Trade Commission. We assist with its investigations when we can, and the BBB and the FTC meet on …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Better Business Bureau receives reports and complaints from around the country about a variety of fun runs that get canceled at short notice, often with no refunds. We also receive …
Sun., June 17, 2018
Let me tell you the story of Mr. Q and how he lost $15,000 of his money.
Sun., June 10, 2018
A new report by Better Business Bureau says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods.
Sun., June 3, 2018
Nowadays our phones are glued to our hands. Scammers know this and take advantage by flooding us with robocalls.
Sun., May 27, 2018
In the past year, active military members, veterans and spouses in the Northwest have reported more than 500 scams, with an estimated $94,000 lost
Sun., May 20, 2018
It’s that time of year when many people are traveling or just out enjoying the spring air, which usually translates to extra trips to the gas pump.
Sun., May 13, 2018
Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is warning shoppers to beware of scams while shopping for items such as flowers and jewelry for their mom.
Sun., May 6, 2018
BBB offers tips for job seekers to avoid being scammed during their employment search.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific offers this advice to help pet owners choose the best care for their four-legged family members.
Sun., April 22, 2018
While clearing clutter is an annual ritual for many households, the National Cyber Security Alliance and Better Business Bureau have teamed up to remind all consumers not to be digital …
Sun., April 15, 2018
The Better Business Bureau warns families to beware of a variety of prom scams, especially when purchasing items online.
Sun., April 8, 2018
Although hackers can, and have, set up fake Wi-Fi connections in a number of venues, usually they will target consumers at airports or hotels.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
As more consumers turn to the internet to find new pets, more scams are popping up online.
Sun., March 18, 2018
A check of BBB’s Scam Tracker shows that paving scams are being reported across the country. And, many people report a loss of money, some upwards of $1,000.
Sun., March 11, 2018
Neighbor spoofing robocalls are especially tricky because scammers trick you into thinking it’s someone in your community.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Each year, Better Business Bureau partners with agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Washington state Attorney General’s Office to educate the public about their consumer rights during National …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
Before you hit cruise control on your new or used-car purchase, BBB offers the following tips for car shoppers.