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SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

The King County Sheriff’s Office is warning that multiple victims are reporting more scam phone calls about missing Jury Duty and an arrest warrant being issued for their arrest. To make the scam... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police warning residents about telephone kidnapping scam

SCAM ALERT: Police warning residents about telephone kidnapping scam

In a span of four days a new scam has surfaced, and the King County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents not to fall for it. Scammers are calling parents and telling them their children have been... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Scammers posing as Washington State Supreme Court Clerks

SCAM ALERT: Scammers posing as Washington State Supreme Court Clerks

Scammers are posing as the Washington State Supreme Court Clerk to call Washingtonians to demand money and threaten arrest, and authorities want residents to be aware. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office warning residents about phone scam

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office warning residents about phone scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about a telephone scam: There have been a large volume of fraudulent calls that are allegedly coming from the Sheriff’s Department saying there... [Read more]

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

The former owner of Cynthia’s Polynesian Market in Burien was sentenced Monday (Dec. 19) in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised release for food stamp... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a telephone scam that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police warn that someone may call you and identify... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Fraudster trying to collect donations to purchase old fire station

SCAM ALERT: Fraudster trying to collect donations to purchase old fire station

On Friday (July 8), Discover Burien alerted local business owners about a scam involving a woman who is “trying to collect large donations from Burien businesses for the purchase of the old firehouse... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous residents (including us!) are warning of recent telephone scams where bad-acting fraudsters are posing as IRS agents and actually threatening... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

Seattle City Light is warning its customers to beware of con artists who pose as utility bill collectors. City Light says that a business owner was victimized this week by the phone scam, in which a caller... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Washington State Patrol warns residents of telephone scam

SCAM ALERT: Washington State Patrol warns residents of telephone scam

Over the past 4 months, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous phone calls from the public indicating they have been contacted by the agency soliciting donations. Based on the information... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Heads-Up on Vehicle Repair Scam’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Heads-Up on Vehicle Repair Scam’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Last week, I parked in the lot at 148th... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

The Burien Police Department on Monday released the following warning about a telephone scam being perpetrated on area residents: ‘Tis the season’ for new and not so inventive scams to be attempted... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

A BTB Reader who wishes to remain anonymous alerted us that she received a “disturbing” phone call Wednesday (Feb. 19) from a man identifying himself as Lt. Jones of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warning residents of Publishers Clearing House scam

Normandy Park Police warning residents of Publishers Clearing House scam

The Normandy Park Police are warning residents of a scam involving letters purportedly written by Publishers Clearing House. Officer Hayes and Officer Norris have both taken reports now from victims in... [Read more]