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Category Archives for Scam Alerts

Can You Hear Me Now-Hang Up!!

“Can you hear me?” Police in several states are urging people to avoid answering this simple question from a phone number they do not know. Unless you know the person calling-hang up.   The scam is a variation of one that began late last year, according to law enforcement. “You say ‘yes,’ it gets recorded […]

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How to Know if it’s a Scam

When you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from a government office-how do you tell if they’re legitimate or if this is just the latest scam? Legitimate companies and government agencies will never call you. Official communications are delivered by U.S. mail or, in certain circumstances, by certified mail. If in doubt-ask […]

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IRS Scammers getting Bolder

Tax day may be over but not for these scammer. The IRS is reporting a huge uptick in IRS scams all over the country. Law enforcement officials from Rhode Island to Kentucky to Hawaii are warning taxpayers that IRS impersonation scams are on the rise – and those scammers are becoming more aggressive. This week, […]

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Top 8 Scams and How to Prevent Falling Victim

We are all targets when it comes to scammers. We are all potential victims. As in most things, your best defense is a good offense. Be aware of what scams are circulating and where. Know when to hang up the phone. Here is a list of the Top 8 Scams circulating now. And some tips […]

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IRS Phone Scam Keeps on going

The IRS Phone Scam has been going on for 2 years and shows no sign of slowing down. In this rip-off, imposters call, pretending to be from the IRS, claiming you owe tax and must pay immediately or lose your driver’s license, your business license, face deportation or go to jail. The scam has been […]

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New IRS Scam

  The IRS is warning about a New IRS Scam and IRS scammers are getting sophisticated. They are taking over consumer;s computers, filing returns and redirecting refunds. A New IRS Scam was released this week. The scheme, which comes ahead of the April 18 tax filing deadline in most areas, is the latest development in cybercriminals’ ongoing efforts […]

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