Protect Yourself Against the New “Epidemic” of IRS Phone Scams

IRS phone scams are becoming an “epidemic”, says the Better Business Bureau. The scam works like this: Fraudsters posing as IRS agents are calling households claiming that they ...

When Should You Give Out Your Social Security Number?

Alan Prahl of the Financial Information and Service Center recently wrote a column diving into a common question: under what circumstances should people give out their Social Security ...

Illinois Residents Warned of Phone Scam Sweeping State

Scam artists are posing as payday loan representatives and trying to collect money from Illinois residents, according to a report from loan company Advance America. The scammers call ...

Three Tax Season Scams to Know About, and How to Identify Them

It might be too early for many people to start thinking about tax season. But that doesn’t mean it’s too early for scammers. The IRS is warning consumers to be aware of some early ...
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