The following are scams that were reported to Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest + Pacific in Washington from May - July. In most instances, names and locations have been omitted to protect the victims’ privacy.
During the three-month span there were 400 scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker with an estimated $105,000 lost in Washington.
ONLINE PURCHASE SCAM
A Richland man reports he lost $49 after he made a purchase at officalauthenticseahawkshop.com. The man states he ordered a jersey, but never received an order confirmation. The item never arrived.
A Sequim area woman reports she lost $4,590 to a timeshare scam. The woman states she was told by lawtobusiness.com that they had a buyer for her timeshare. She wired the funds to cover closing costs to Mexico.
A Clark County woman reports they lost $2,600 in a romance scam. The woman states they were taken by a man going by the name Japhet Tanna. She met the man on Facebook and ended up sending thousands of dollars to him via Western Union before she realized he was conning her.
To report a scam, visit bbb.org/scamtracker.