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2016 IRS Refund Dealy — Bummer for Some

As Holidays Approach, IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017 IR-2016-152, Nov. 22, 2016   WASHINGTON — As the holidays approach, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to remember that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the […]

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The Cost of an Average Cyberattack

According to Website Magazine (November 2016 Edition)   “Kaspersky Lab released research that indicates a single cyber-security incident costs large businesses, on average, a total of $861,000 while SMBs lose an average of $86,5000. According to the results of the “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses” report, which was based on the […]

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Fake Bank Email

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I received this email the other day, so I thought I’d share with you some ways that you can tell if you received a fake bank email or not.   I cannot stress enough – even if you receive a REAL email from your bank NEVER click on a link contained in the email; always […]

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13 Ways Con Artists Can Steal Your Money

This information was reprinted from a pamphlet/booklet created by the AARP Foundation: www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork   “Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Last year, 13 million people were victims of identity theft alone – that’s one person every 2 seconds.”   ONE PERSON EVERY 2 SECONDS   Identity Theft […]

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IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

IR-2014-81, Aug. 13, 2014   WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.   Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, […]

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Spam & Phishing

Content provided by: StaySafeOnline.org https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/keep-a-clean-machine/spam-and-phishing     Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment.   The email they send can look just like it comes from a financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency or any other service or […]

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