take another look at the Better Business Bureau, its one of the groups that
will present at the A-A-R-P workshops in Kodiak this week. The Better Business
Bureau is a consumer protection agency that provides a variety of free services
to the public. Spokes woman Tara Sims offered some background on the
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been around ...for so long."
From e-mail hoaxes to fake
charities to get-rich schemes, scam artists hope to take advantage of the
unwary consumer. Sims says this is especially true right now. And, she says,
their targets are even more vulnerable than usual because of the economy.
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news is that there are services available to help people make wise decisions
before parting with hard-earned cash or savings. The Better Business Bureau can
provide background information about businesses in order to help people make
sound financial decisions. It can also help consumers avoid being victims of
identity theft which is the subject of the Friday afternoon workshop in Kodiak.
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The two-day AARP workshops,
about consumer protection and financial investment will take place on Friday
and Saturday at the Kodiak
at 302 Erksine. The Better Business Bureau workshop takes place at 3 p.m on
To register for the workshops and
for more information you can call the Alaska AARP toll free at 1-866-227-7447.