IRS Warns On Surge Of New Email Phishing Scams

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for scammers. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams at this time of year. The call follows what the IRS refers to as “a surge of new, sophisticated email phishing… View Article

Android User Scam

Android users beware!!! Cybersecurity firm, ESET, reported that the Optimization Battery app for Android can swipe funds from PayPal accounts by stealing login data. Like many downloaded apps, OB asks for permission then during downloading it asks for “Accessibility.” Once granted, it has the ability to capture ID, PW and authentication responses you enter on… View Article

Beware of Donation Scams

Organizations that can help you research charities These organizations offer reports and ratings about how charitable organizations spend donations and how they conduct business: BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Navigator CharityWatch GuideStar The IRS’s Tax Exempt Organization Search tells you if your donation would be tax deductible. You can find your state charity regulator at… View Article

Job Scams on the Rise: Know the Signs

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam: You need to pay to get the job – They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if… View Article

Important Changes to Federal Law regarding Credit Freeze

Many states allow the big three bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — to charge a fee for placing or lifting a security freeze. But thanks to a federal law enacted earlier this year, after Sept. 21, 2018 it will be free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and those of your children or dependents… View Article