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Better Business Bureau Announces Top Ten Consumer Scams to Watch Out For

According to the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana, tax season seems to bring a resurgence of many types of consumer scams.

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How to avoid computer, email, credit card scams during Holidays
How to avoid computer, email, credit card scams during Holidays (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Avoid These Scams During Holiday Season

Some of these might seem silly, but a surprising number of people are hurt by them.

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Persons posing as Verizon employees scamming victims
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New Computer Fraud Scheme Hits Tri-Cities

Kennewick police have received numerous reports about fraudsters claiming to be from Verizon.

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Be careful of fake house rental scams
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Scammers Using Tri-City Real Estate Listings for Fake Rentals

It's not a new phenomenon,  it's hit Florida a few years ago, and last year, Seattle.  But now, scammers are targeting Tri-Cities real estate listings with fake rentals.

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Craiglist scam leads victims to Worksource
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Security System, Craigslist Employment Scams Circulating Through Tri-Cities

Kennewick police are investigating two different scams uncovered in the area.

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Tornado relief scams already beginning to surface
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Warning! Oklahoma Tornado Charity Scams Already Surfacing

The Better Business Bureau and the Washington State Attorney General's office are already warning citizens to be careful how they donate to Oklahoma tornado relief.

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Health care scams skyrocketing since the passing of Obamacare
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Seniors Falling Victim to Health Care Scams Due to Confusion Over Obamacare

Have you gotten any weird phone calls lately about your health care? Have any of your older relatives? What about too-good-to-be-true offers in the mail?

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IRS dirty dozen tax scams
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IRS Warning: 12 Scams to Watch Out for This Tax Season

The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.

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What Are the Most Blocked Phone Numbers?

The only thing worse than having real creditors calling repeatedly and asking for money is being barraged by pesky tele-scam artists feverishly trying to rip you off.

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