Stories tagged: BBB TIp of the Week
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
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 …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
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 …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
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 …
Sun., July 28, 2019
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 …
Sun., July 21, 2019
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.
Sun., July 14, 2019
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 …
Sun., July 7, 2019
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 …
Sun., June 30, 2019
Robocalls have increased in recent years because technology has made it cheap and easy for robocallers to make calls from anywhere in the world.
Sun., June 23, 2019
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 …
Sun., June 16, 2019
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 …
Sun., June 9, 2019
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 …
Sun., June 2, 2019
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 …
Sun., May 26, 2019
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 …
Sun., May 19, 2019
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 …
Sun., May 12, 2019
Recently, consumers have been reporting a new twist on this scam, one that involves offering consumers a variety of products at no charge.
Sun., May 5, 2019
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 …
Sun., April 28, 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?
Sun., April 21, 2019
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 …
Sun., April 14, 2019
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.
Sun., March 31, 2019
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 …
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.