U.S. Marshals Telephone Scam

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of several nationwide telephone scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

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“Confirm Your Account” Emails Look Just Like

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

When it comes to ecommerce, is one of the most trusted and established brands (and a BBB Accredited Business). That’s why scammers love to impersonate it. BBB is seeing a new email con that appears to be Amazon asking you to “confirm” your personal information.

How the Scam Works

You open your email and see a message from “” with a subject line that reads: “We could not confirm the address associated with your Amazon account.” The email looks legitimate. It has the official Amazon logo at the top and uses the brand colors.

The  email  is  a  short   message explaining that Amazon could not confirm your address or other personal information associated with your account. Before you can access your Amazon account again, you will need to verify all your information. To get started, just click on the link in the message.

Don’t do it!  The message is fake and an attempt to gain access to your personal information. The link does not lead to, but rather to a third-party website that could be carrying malware.

How to Avoid Email Phishing Scams:

Don’t click on links in unsolicited emails.  Links can download malware onto your computer and even lead to identity theft. Beware of unsolicited emails in general. Even if they look official, they could be fake.

Never share your personal information with someone who has contacted you unsolicited. Personal information can include your date of birth, credit card or banking information, address or your Social Security number.
Check BBB Tips: Many email scams use similar techniques. Be sure to review the tips found on

Northshore Legacy: Smart Strategies for College Funding

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore Legacy: Smart Strategies for College Funding
Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7-8 p.m.

Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell

Please join us for a short informational seminar to introduce investment strategies that will help you prepare for the raising cost of post-high school education and position your family to maximize your student's financial aid potential.

Even if your children are very young, it’s never too early to start planning for college.

At this seminar, you will find the information and tools you need to create a college financial plan for your family.
You will learn essential facts about paying for college, ways to save, and how your savings will affect financial aid eligibility.

Presented by a local Certified Financial Planner TM”, who has one college freshman and one high school senior who has used all his superpowers as PlannerDadMan to find every legitimate source of free money for college. This is not a sales presentation. This presentation is perfect for anyone wanting to prepare to pay for college, trade school or post high school education.   All ages welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a free presentation.


EvergreenHealth Receives “A” Grade for Patient Safety

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kirkland, Wash. – The Leapfrog Group, a leading national nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, announced that EvergreenHealth received an “A” for patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The health system is one of only 11 hospitals in Washington and 832 of 2,660 nationwide to achieve an A rating this fall.

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Invasive species topic of free UW Bothell research presentation

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David Stokes, professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


Campus Research Connections: Changes in Our Natural Landscape


5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 14


Bothell public library, 18215 98th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA


Join David Stokes and other UW Bothell faculty to learn more about invasive species in this free, public presentation from the UW Bothell Office of Research.