Scams http://kplu.org en Are You A Prime Target For Online Scams? A Fifth of Washington Adults Are, Says Report http://kplu.org/post/are-you-prime-target-online-scams-fifth-washington-adults-are-says-report <p>More than one in five Washington adults are at high risk of falling prey to online scams, according to <a href="http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2014/internet-fraud-victimization-attitudes-behavior-national.html" target="_blank">new research funded by the AARP</a>.</p><p>Few would be surprised to hear that clicking on pop-up ads or opening emails from unfamiliar sources increases your risk of getting ripped off. But the AARP report, based on a survey of more than 11,000 adults nationwide, also identified some less obvious risk factors.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:46:21 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 14460 at http://kplu.org Are You A Prime Target For Online Scams? A Fifth of Washington Adults Are, Says Report Olympia couple snared in dragnet of timeshare scams http://kplu.org/post/olympia-couple-snared-dragnet-timeshare-scams <p>The state’s attorney general says an Olympia couple ripped off thousands of people, including about 1,500 in Washington, in a series of timeshare and travel scams. He’s suing the couple as part of a nationwide crackdown.</p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:32:27 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9012 at http://kplu.org Olympia couple snared in dragnet of timeshare scams Are you 'scam smart'? http://kplu.org/post/are-you-scam-smart <p>It pays to be a bit paranoid these days. The digital age makes it easy for scammers to reach out and touch your wallet.</p><p>The<a href="http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/"> Better Business Bureau</a> serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has released its list of the<a href="http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/article/bbb-presents-11-common-scams-of-2011-31876"> top scams seen in 2011</a>. It includes &quot;phishing&quot;, bogus lotteries and secret shopper schemes.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:07:28 +0000 Dave Meyer 3685 at http://kplu.org Are you 'scam smart'? Beware of ATM scammers http://kplu.org/post/beware-atm-scammers <p>Just how safe is that ATM? &nbsp;<a href="http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/">The Better Business Bureau</a> says identity thieves are getting better at stealing your debit card info. They're using hidden cameras and fake keypads and card scanners to capture your account numbers and PINs.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:59:45 +0000 Dave Meyer 467 at http://kplu.org Beware of ATM scammers