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BBB Tip of the Week: Voicemail from an ‘old friend’? It’s a job scam

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Don’t get scammed during March Madness

The excitement of March Madness provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of fans eager to see their favorite teams.


BBB Tip of the Week: Shady Travel Agencies Scam Schools, Students, and Parents

School trips can be incredible, life-changing experiences for students. But don’t let scamsters steal the magic of such experiences.


BBB Tip of the Week: BBB sees more phony agency calls

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Keep yourself protected from scams this Valentine’s Day

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: How scammers get your information

Getting calls or emails from scammers is commonplace these days. For many, the frustration revolves around how these people get their number or email?


BBB Tip of the Week: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

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.


BBB Tip of the Week

Some customers of gun equipment company Badger Mountain Supply say the company never delivered the products they ordered.


BBB Tip of the Week: Returning holiday gifts

Many retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have return policies in place to not only protect the consumer but their businesses as well.


BBB Tip of the Week: Five steps to avoiding scams in 2019

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.


BBB Tip of the Week: How to recognize and avoid holiday scams

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.


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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Thieves use two-factor authentication con to hack your account

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: ‘Secret Sister’ gift-exchange scam

The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that the online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored.


BBB Tip of the Week: Holiday employment scams are on rise

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific wants to make sure you are informed with tips to stay safe during this holiday employment season.


BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of cryptocurrency investment scams

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.


BBB Tip of the Week: Spooktacular tips for Halloween

Shopping to decorate for Halloween should be a fun-filled experience – not a terrifying one.


BBB Tip of the Week: Watch for SIM swapping hackers

“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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: How to play it safe online

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of deceptive licensing websites

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific has seen an increase in complaints nationwide regarding a licensing website claiming to be based in Idaho.


BBB Tip of the Week: New law makes credit freezes, thaws easier and free

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.


BBB Tip of the Week: Scam risk decreases with age

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Customer support callers targeted by gift card scam

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Watch out for scammers trying to profit after natural disasters

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.


BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of job offers from Amazon Cash Websites

A new twist on an


BBB Tip of the Week: Protect yourself when heading back to school

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Protect yourself during live sports season

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 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Postcards from senior supplemental referral service mislead

Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers nationwide of misleading mailings from the insurance referral company,


BBB Tip of the Week: Area nominations sought for annual Torch Awards

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.


BBB Tip of the Week: Keep the scam out of summer fun

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 …