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BBB Tip of the Week: Watch out for those robocalls

Robocalls have become an insidious part of daily life. Our phones are perpetually plagued by calls from unknown numbers, leaving us with useless missed calls, voicemails and wasted time. In …


BBB Tip of the Week: Tax season is upon us – are you ready?

Tax season is upon us in the United States, and so are those individuals who want to take identity, personal information and money. Con artists are using the Social Security …


BBB Tip of the Week: Avoiding Super Bowl merchandise scams

According to BBB Scam Tracker, websites offering team merchandise often display great deals and fast shipping, which seems appealing. But it’s a red flag if you are shopping on an …


BBB Tip of the Week: Joining a gym

To get the most from your gym membership, consider these tips from Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific.


BBB Tip of the Week: Start the new decade by getting scam savvy

Start the new decade by getting scam savvy


BBB Tip of the Week: Holiday returns

Holiday returns aren’t easy. Sometimes you must return or exchange a gift because it was defective, was the wrong size or just not exactly what you wanted. While most retailers …


BBB Tip of the Week: Instagram sneaker scam

Over the past several months, Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker has seen an uptick in reports from shoppers who paid hundreds for hard-to-find or custom sneakers but never received what …


BBB Tip of the Week: Buying Gift Cards

This year, let’s do our best to make sure your gifts for your friends and loved ones are going to whom they are intended and not into scammers’ pockets.


BBB Tip of the Week: Be aware of ‘pop-up’ shop risks

Better Business Bureaus across the country have received hundreds of complaints over the years about temporary retail locations.


BBB Tip of the Week: Be safe, secure on Cyber Monday

We all want to get the best deals on Black Friday, but a few days after is one of the top shopping days of the year – Cyber Monday. In …


BBB Tip of the Week: Suggestions for giving wisely

Your Better Business Bureau offers the tips to keep in mind as you donate this holiday season.


BBB Tip of the Week: 150 complaints filed over business 30 Day Success Formula

In total, consumers all over the country report losing $150,000, including Idahoans who put their full faith and hard-earned money into the company


BBB Tip of the Week: Watch out for motherhood gift cards sent from ‘Jenny B’

You’re pregnant! These can be two of the most exciting words anyone hears. But who would imagine your impending bundle of joy could put you at risk to be a …


BBB Tip of the Week: ’Tis the season

Scammers are hoping to take advantage of those looking for temporary work.


BBB Tip of the Week: Printers can be a place for scammers to linger

Digital multifunction printers have been around for the past decade. They contain built-in memory, known as RAM, to store documents semipermanently. That means the birth certificates you copied, the tax …


BBB Tip of the Week: Cryptocurrency red flags and what you can do to protect yourself

Watching the reel lines on the slot machine go round and round, listening to the jangling bells, you wait and hope to hear the cha-ching of coins. Yay! I won! …


BBB Tip of the Week: Torch Award for Ethics winners announced

Building a successful business isn’t easy. Building a successful business known for integrity, transparency and consumer responsiveness? Only the best strive to make that type of commitment. That is precisely …


BBB Tip of the Week: Be on the watch for SIM swapping

SIM Swapping is nothing new and in 2019, Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific wants you to be aware and prepared for the possibility of this happening. During fall of …


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.