School may be out for the summer, but it isn’t just students who don’t have any class; the warm summer months are typically when traveling scammers move into neighborhoods and try to catch unsuspecting consumers off-guard. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington and the Office of the Washington State Attorney General remind potential customers to stay on their toes and avoid making impulsive front door purchases.
Salespersons touting products and services at “incredible once-in-a-lifetime” prices and performers seeking easy heists will likely be showing up on front porches across the Pacific Northwest and in Alaska over the next few months. BBB has received reports of many different types of situations:
Avoid fraud by following common sense rules:
Don’t get burned this summer—by scammers or the sun. Visit akorww.bbb.org/bbb-news for the latest scam alerts and consumer news. Victims of fraud are encouraged to file complaints with Better Business Bureau at bbb.org/file-a-complaint ; Washingtonians may also file complaints with Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, at atg.wa.gov/FileAComplaint .
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