Sheron Patrick

Sheron Patrick is the Communications Manager for the Better Business Bureau of Northwest and Pacific serving Alaska. He lives in Anchorage, where he and his team write articles and alerts on tips to help keep Alaskan consumers safe.
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Commentary: Scammers who target veterans

According to the 2018 Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker Risk Report, military consumers lose 33 percent more money to scammers than non-military consumers.

Commentary: Don’t let moving scammers take you for a ride

Allowing someone you don’t know to drive away with your belongings is among the many stressful aspects of a long-distance move. The stress can be compounded by fraudulent movers who charge significantly more than the amount quoted, have unreasonably long delivery windows, hold items hostage for additional undisclosed fees, and deliver damaged goods.

Commentary: Look out for bogus ‘mask exemption’ cards

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.

Employment scams take hold during COVID-19 downturn

While employment scams have consistently ranked in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot for Better Business Bureau’s annual riskiest scams report, we’ve recently found that in today’s economic climate, consumers are at a higher risk of falling prey, according to a new survey conducted by BBB.



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