IRS Reveals List of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2020

IRS Reveals List of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2020

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of tax scams most prevalent during that year’s tax season. This year, with COVID-19 pushing off the federal tax deadline to July 15, the IRS held off publishing the list until early July, and of course it’s loaded with COVID-19-related scams.

Beware Unemployment Scams

Beware Unemployment Scams

Tens of millions of Americans have found themselves out of work as the economy reels from the impact of COVID-19. A record 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance in the four weeks leading up to April 11.

Unfortunately, when there’s bad news, the scammers aren’t far behind. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have lost

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams!

Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

The World Health Organization (WHO)

Waging War Against Porch Pirates

Waging War Against Porch Pirates

Ahoy, mateys!


Holiday shopping season is upon us and your (not-so) friendly neighborhood porch pirates are gearing up to pilfer the holiday treasures being delivered to your doorstep.
We’ve all seen the familiar footage from a home security camera: a fish-eye view of a home’s front porch sporting a stack of smiling Amazon Prime boxes. An unexpected car

Don’t Get Scammed By Santa!

Don’t Get Scammed By Santa!

 

Someone’s been naughty this year-and we’re not talking about you! Those awful scammers don’t take time out for the holidays, and if you don’t know what to expect you can be their next victim.

One of the oldest holiday scams, which is even more prevalent in the age of the internet, is the letter-from-Santa scam.

Here’s all you

4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday

4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday
  1. Bogus Deals – Don’t believe an advertised price that is ridiculously low. It may be a scam and you’ll never get the goods you order.
  2. Bait & Switch Sweepstakes – Never share your personal details on a site whose authenticity you can’t

4 Super-Scary Scams To Watch For This Halloween

4 Super-Scary Scams To Watch For This Halloween

Don’t let a Halloween scam spook you! Stay a step ahead of those crooks by looking out for these four scams this season.

1. The shipping scam

The internet is brimming with Halloween-themed stores in the months leading up to Oct. 31. Lots of these retailers offer an impressive selection of costumes, accessories

Beware Emergency Scams!

Beware Emergency Scams!

“Grandma? Is that you?”

“What’s the matter, honey?”

“Grandma, you gotta help me! They’re going to arrest me if I don’t pay the fine — and I lost my wallet! I don’t have a penny on me or any ID. Can you wire me some money?”

Does this sound like a phone call that can really tug at your heartstrings? It’s actually more like a diabolical plot by

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8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist
8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

The arrival of spring and the deep house cleaning it inspires means more people are putting their old furniture, devices, sports equipment and clothing up for sale. That’s why the amount of items like these on sites like

8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam

8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam
8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam

It’s home improvement season! Contractors of all kinds, from painters to builders, electricians, roofers and more, are hard at work sprucing up homes across the country. 

If you’re hiring anyone to make improvements on your home, be alert! Home improvement scams are more common

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