Tax season prompts scam alerts

DuPont — As Washingtonians prepare for another tax season, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, along with several federal agencies—is reminding them to beware of scams and identity theft.

According to the Internal Revenue Service and BBB investigators, an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam continues to run rampant. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, using fake names and bogus identification badge numbers. Victims are told they owe money and must pay through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses, the scammers threaten with arrest, deportation or suspension of a driver’s license. [Read more…]

Calling all 12s

DUPONT – Calling all 12’s. DuPont and JBLM are hosting a Seahawks rally this Saturday starting at 12:12pm in Ross Plaza. There will be free food for the kids and yummy treats from McNamara’s for the adults. There will be tons of entertainment and fun so come on out and bring your friends and family. An aerial shot of DuPont citizens forming a giant 12 will be taken so please come wearing blue or white.

Don’t get blitzed by bogus Super Bowl fan packages

DuPont — As the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row, the 12th Man’s quest to attend the big game will prove to be expensive and difficult.

“There is no doubt in my mind that trying to score tickets to the game will be fierce,” says Tyler Andrew CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. “But we expect swarms of fans to travel to and vacation in Arizona during Super Bowl week even without game day tickets.” [Read more…]

Deadline approaching for BBB’s $10,000 scholarship

DuPont — The deadline for Better Business Bureau’s 2015 Students of Integrity Scholarship is quickly approaching. High school seniors in the Northwest have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers.

“BBB values the importance of higher education and teens who personify high ethics,” BBB CEO Tyler Andrew said. “We believe this scholarship will enable a student to pursue both in a fun and creative way.” [Read more…]

The Home Course names Harrington as new PGA head professional

PGA Professional Dan Harrington of Des Moines, Wash. has been named the new head golf professional at The Home Course, located in DuPont, Wash. He began his new position on January 1, 2015.

Harrington has 11 years’ experience as a PGA head golf professional, first as the head pro at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, Wash. and then as the PGA head golf professional at Meadow Park GC in Tacoma, Wash. He was instrumental at Meadow Park, a 27-hole publicly-owned facility, in creating player development programs, youth programs, and introducing Foot Golf as an activity at the course.
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