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Scam Alerts

Scammers Don’t Take Summer Vacations

Summertime may be approaching, and you will probably take a vacation. Sadly, scammers don’t take vacations. In fact, they work even harder in the summer as IRS has now issued a new warning about a new scam: As taxpayers become more aware of scams, the bad guys are switching gears, too. Many taxpayers are aware...Read More

Is it really Apple?

New variations on scams seem to pop up daily. One of the latest targets Apple customers who are having issues with their devices. This time with a twist. You call them. An elderly woman who was having trouble removing an app from her iPhone did a web search for Apple Customer Support. The number that...Read More

The IRS has a Warning for Taxpayers

While many say there is nothing new under the sun, IRS has warned taxpayers about a new twist on the IRS impersonation phone scam under which criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within IRS. Background. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an actual independent organization within IRS whose employees...Read More

Email Blackmail

Do you ever look at your junk mail folder? There may be something in there you’ll want to take a closer look at. Recently, several people at our company received emails that looked like this.   Hello! My nickname in darknet is griswold88. I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago, through it I...Read More

Beware of Sneaky Airline Fees

It’s no secret that airline ticket base fare is NOT the full cost. Taxes and fees do inflate the bill. However, to my surprise some airlines tack on some hefty carrier imposed fees and surcharges. These fees can be staggeringly steep, especially on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. For example, carrier fees alone on round...Read More

We hope you’ve enjoyed your SCAM!

You’re on the road, for business or pleasure doesn’t matter. You check into a hotel. You get to your room and start to settle in. The room phone rings… “This is the front desk calling. There’s been an issue with the credit card you used at the front desk. Could you read the number for...Read More

Phony Phone Charities

Watch out for one of the biggest and most pervasive scam around… No, I am not talking about the IRS impersonators who threaten you with arrest unless you pay up. So what is this big, long time scam? The answer is phony charities. We all get calls from charitable organizations asking for money. Sadly, there...Read More

WiFi Security

I just learned of a friend who had most of his savings stolen after his bank credentials were stolen over public WiFi. Thus, I thought I would do a post on how to minimize the possibility of having your accounts hacked and losing your life savings. Wireless Security Tips… to help keep you safe on...Read More