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JASON KAMA

Community Outreach Specialist, BBB Northwest + Pacific

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ID theft now No. 1 scam
October 26, 2020 1:06 a.m.

ID theft now No. 1 scam

Through April and May, hundreds of thousands of people lost their

Robocalls and political scams increase as election day nears
October 5, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Robocalls and political scams increase as election day nears

Few groups keep up with current events quite as well as scammers.

BBB: With lower inventory, rental scams rise
September 7, 2020 1 a.m.

BBB: With lower inventory, rental scams rise

A tight housing market with low vacancy rates and rising rental costs means

BBB: How to safely participate in census
August 31, 2020 1 a.m.

BBB: How to safely participate in census

With a little more than 40 days left to count every person living in the

Back-to-school cybersecurity
August 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Back-to-school cybersecurity

Back-to-school preparations have a little different feel to them this year. Families planning to learn remotely in the fall are likely expecting laptops, tablets, and other online technology to see a significant uptick in usage within their households. Unfortunately, the risks associated with using those devices are likely to increase, too.

Seller beware!
August 10, 2020 1 a.m.

Seller beware!

For some of us, the annual act of spring cleaning may have stretched well into the fall. And why not? The added time at home has provided plenty of opportunities to clean out closets and clear away clutter. It’s no surprise, then, that all the tidying up has translated into a surge in online sellers wanting to cash in on their unwanted items.

Government imposter scams prey on fear during pandemic
August 3, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Government imposter scams prey on fear during pandemic

Picture this. You’re sitting at home when you get a telephone call from an unknown number. When you answer, the caller on the other end identifies themself as a government employee and informs you that a police officer will soon be at your doorstep to arrest you. The caller urges you to check the telephone number that appeared on your phone. Sure enough, it matches a government agency. You are caught off guard. And worried.

That face mask exemption card? It’s fake
July 13, 2020 1:05 a.m.

That face mask exemption card? It’s fake

As businesses and cities continue to discuss making face masks mandatory, fake cards are showing up online that claim to exempt people from covering their faces. The cards are yet another unfortunate reminder that you shouldn’t believe everything you see right now, no matter how legitimate it looks.

BBB Advisory: Cyber and Legal Issues of Tracking and Contact Tracing
July 6, 2020 1 a.m.

BBB Advisory: Cyber and Legal Issues of Tracking and Contact Tracing

Agency reminds businesses about privacy and data security in collecting personal data

Better Business Bureau: COVID-19 contact tracing scams
June 22, 2020 1 a.m.

Better Business Bureau: COVID-19 contact tracing scams

It’s alarming to imagine a call stating you were exposed to COVID-19. Anyone who receives such an alert would understandably provide the caller with whatever information they requested if it meant preserving their health. But what if you just gave your personal information to a stranger, not a health official? It’s happening, and it’s making work harder for those trying to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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