Stories tagged: BBB TIp of the Week
Sun., April 22, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Spring cleaning should also include your online life
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
BBB Tip of the Week: Shop carefully to avoid prom-purchase scams
The Better Business Bureau warns families to beware of a variety of prom scams, especially when purchasing items online.
Sun., April 8, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Protect against hackers using public Wi-Fi networks
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.
BBB Tip of the Week: Pet scams increase with e-commerce growth
As more consumers turn to the internet to find new pets, more scams are popping up online.
Sun., March 18, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Take time, ask questions to avoid paving scams
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
BBB Tip of the Week: Ways to avoid neighbor spoofing robocalls
Neighbor spoofing robocalls are especially tricky because scammers trick you into thinking it’s someone in your community.
Sun., March 4, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: This week has consumer protection focus
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
BBB Tip of the Week: Do your research before buying a new car
Before you hit cruise control on your new or used-car purchase, BBB offers the following tips for car shoppers.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Take precautions when planning wedding
Better Business Bureau encourages couples to be on the lookout for con artists when it comes to planning their nuptials.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: How to have a more secure social media experience
When used correctly, social media can be a powerful tool. But, unfortunately, we’ve also seen the negative impact it can have when used by those with bad intentions
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of tax season scams
By now you should have received your W-2 form in order to file your 2017 taxes. These tax forms are easy to identify because of their unique size and shape. …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Data privacy depends on vigilance by businesses and customers
The responsibility for keeping online data secure is a collaborative effort shared by both businesses and the public.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Compare price, performance when choosing an at-home DNA testing kits
If you’re thinking about buying an at-home DNA test kit, it is important to investigate the options thoroughly.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
BBB Tip of the Week: Tips for getting repairs for winter weather damage
The Better Business Bureau reminds those who experience damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
BBB Tip of the Week: Get fit at the right gym
In 2017, Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest and Pacific received more than 90 complaints to fitness centers.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Take these precautions when buying, using gift cards
Better Business Bureau offers tips when purchasing a gift card this holiday season.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Five ways to avoid fake websites and apps
Time and money seem to be two things we always need more of, especially during the holidays. Scammers know consumers are making purchases faster than ever and they want to …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Avoid package delivery, porch pirate scams
Consumers can protect themselves from delivery fraud by planning ahead and looking for red flags, such as a recently opened seller’s account with very few reviews.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday tips
Here are a few tips for shopping online and donating to charities this holiday season.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Ready, set, holiday shop!
Here are some tips for an enjoyable, cybersecure holiday shopping season.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Fake Netflix site at end of email phishing scam
Millions of Netflix users are the target of a threatening email scam. Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest is warning users of this worldwide phishing scam that is stealing personal …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Scams targeting military veterans
As we take the time to honor veterans this week, it is important to protect them from scammers who target those in the military community. Better Business Bureau serving the …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Avoid Medicare scams during open enrollment
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services holds an open enrollment period each year for those who qualify for health benefits. Most recent statistics indicate that 17 percent of U.S. …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: How to be cybersecure in a connected world
As our world becomes more technically connected, we need to be aware of the vulnerability that comes with it. This is what is known as the “Internet of Things.”
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 …