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BBB Tip of the Week: Learn how to be safer dating online

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is reminding social media users to watch out for the red flags of online romance scams following the launch of Facebook Dating on Sept. …


BBB Tip of the Week: Watch out for scammers trying to sell flooddamaged

After a major disaster, especially one that involves flooding, scam artists try to pawn off flooded vehicles as secondhand cars. Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is warning consumers in …


BBB Tip of the Week: Watch out for pro sports ticket scams

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific wants to make sure that when you are buying tickets for fall sporting events you use the safest practices.


BBB Tip of the Week: Use caution when asking for auto dial from your smart device

We can use this technology to dial phone numbers for us. But, every once in a while, this goes horribly wrong and your smart device sends you to a scammer’s …


BBB Tip of the Week: Keeping your child safe from identity theft

When we talk about scams, people usually think of a sweet, older lady being swindled out of her retirement money. Or a grandpa asked to wire money to save a …


BBB Tip of the Week: Scammers take advantage of those going to college

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific wants to make students and their parents aware of scams from our 2018 Risk Report that target this specific demographic and what these young …


BBB Tip of the Week: Disaster preparedness

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific urges consumers and businesses to be prepared for a weather emergency or disaster. Creating a disaster plan for what to do before, during and …


BBB Tip of the Week: Expedia imposter scams

Hang up the phone! If you’re trying to call a travel company’s customer service number you found via search engine, read on before dialing. The Better Business Bureau has just …


BBB Tip of the Week: Scam targeting iPhone owners uses official Apple phone number

One of the newest scams is coming to your iPhone, and it is very convincing. It’s enough to trick even the savviest consumers into paying fake tech support fees.


BBB Tip of the Week: Growth in online shopping spawns more delivery scams

We all do it. A product comes across our television or social media and we think: I could order this online and it will be here in a day or …


BBB Tip of the Week: Post-graduation prime time for student loan scams

For thousands of college graduates in Washington, making student loan payments will soon become reality. A reality that can feel like a huge financial burden. According to the Institute for …


BBB Tip of the Week: Screen incoming numbers to avoid robocalls

Robocalls have increased in recent years because technology has made it cheap and easy for robocallers to make calls from anywhere in the world.


BBB Tip of the Week: Fake airline ticket scams have landed

We live in the time of convenience. You push a button, download an app or have a digital wallet at your fingertips. Many of these “conveniences” are replacing our checkbook …


BBB Tip of the Week: Fake airline ticket scams

Occasionally, we all need to get away. These days, booking that trip is as easy as turning on your computer or opening an app on your phone. But slow down …


BBB Tip of the Week: How to avoid tech scams

Do you ever see those pop-ups with promises of fame, fortune or a better quality of life? Sometimes a warning comes across your screen saying your computer is broken or …


BBB Tip of the Week: Torch Awards 2018

Do you know a trustworthy business or charity that deserves to be honored? Then nominate them today for Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific’s 2019 Business of the Year and …


BBB Tip of the Week: Timeshare and vacation rental scams

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer with so many of us getting out and enjoying our favorite vacation destination. Some of us use timeshares and …


BBB Tip of the Week

My family and I will be moving to a new home soon. Moving! (Strike the chords of doom here.) Fear aside, moving puts so many ideas in my head: new …


BBB Tip of the Week: Avoid paying shipping for nonexistent ‘free’ products

Recently, consumers have been reporting a new twist on this scam, one that involves offering consumers a variety of products at no charge.


BBB Tip of the Week: Marking Small Business Week

This year, Small Business Week is celebrated nationally from Sunday to Saturday, and Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific will be in your community to celebrate those who have shouldered …


BBB Tip of the Week: Digital spring cleaning for 2019

For so many of us, March, April and May signify a time for scrubbing and sweeping our homes. But what about maintaining and cleaning your digital devices?


BBB Tip of the Week: Check out this new twist on phony debt collection

Sometimes folks just need a little help with bills, repairs or other financial commitments. It’s a time that might prompt consumers to take out a loan. But it’s also a …


BBB Tip of the Week: April is the Month of the Military Child

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific salutes our military and their families with tips for maintaining your child’s online privacy and avoiding overexposing your family’s information.


BBB Tip of the Week: A tech support scam with your IP address

It’s an oldie but a goody. The tech support scam is almost as old as computers and the internet itself. Scammers prey on consumers scam that claims your IP address …


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?