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What an IRS Scam Phone Call Sounds Like

Are you receiving strange calls these days requesting personal information and costing you money? Then it might be an IRS phone scam, which sounds a little like this…. RELATED: 6 Things Learned About IRS’s Fight Against Fraud And Identity Theft One clue

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6 Things Learned About IRS’s Fight Against Fraud And Identity Theft

Challenging times continue for the IRS. For the last few years, people contacting the IRS have encountered lengthy phone hold times, and identity theft and refund fraud drain billions of dollars’ worth of tax refunds into the pockets of international

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The Critical Thing Every Car Owner Needs to Know to Prevent Theft

Did you know the coded “unlock” signal from your electronic key could be a fob? If it’s a newer model, you might not have to press any buttons. Just approach your car and the doors will unlock. In some cars, the engine

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Fraud Experts Say: Don’t Fall for Illegal Soliciting

Soliciting occurs everyday, and whether it’s someone knocking on your front door or calling you over the phone, there are some red flags that you should be aware of so you don’t fall victim to the next soliciting fraud. Your

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WATCH OUT: Crooks Bet on Scamming You Again

“Scammed once, shame on you. Scammed twice, shame on me.” That saying, and those actions, are allowing the next round of con artists a promise to getting their money back. Of course, you have to pay an upfront fee. And of course,

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NEW IRS Email Scam this Tax Season

April 15th is just two months away and IRS officials are warning of a new surge of email scams. In a press release, the IRS said that they have seen a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far

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Super Bowl Ticket Scams

Super Bowl 50 is set to kick off this Sunday, February 7th, and as you consider purchasing tickets to the hottest sporting events of the year, you might want to double check where those amazing offers are coming from.  Scammers have been known to

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft & Related Tax Fraud

Identity theft tops the list of taxpayer concerns for 2016. According to a 2015 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, show identity thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, a new victim every two seconds. Those

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How to Spot Short-Term Loan Con

In a recent article on ABCNews.com, one follower reached out to their team of scam experts to find out if they were being conned on a short-term loan. Find out if you can relate to this similar situation and how you can

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Is Your Landlord a Fraud?

Landlords have access to our most sensitive financial and personal information — never mind our living space — and yet we usually don’t know much about them. While most landlords are reputable and trustworthy, there are some whose behaviors veer

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