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Beware tax preparer fraud, other ‘dirty dozen’ scams

Susan Ladika
How to avoid tax prep scams

If you’re rushing to get your tax return in the mail, take care when choosing your tax preparer. If you don’t, you could lose your refund and face fines or jail time if your preparer files a fraudulent return. Tax…
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CFPB’s complaint system makes friends and enemies

Fred Williams

Capt. Will Jamison is in the minority of Americans who know about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a judge advocate at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, he called the consumer watchdog agency to get help for a…
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Mastercard’s ‘Open Tab’ makes it easier to close out

Brady Porche

Paying your tab at a packed, understaffed bar can be a drag on a fun outing, but Mastercard wants to change that. The payment network in February announced a new feature in its Qkr! with Masterpass mobile payment app that…
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CFPB takes a closer look at alternative credit data

Kelly Dilworth

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is weighing relaxing federal regulations to allow more lenders to consider nontraditional information when weighing a consumer’s creditworthiness. As part of its review, the CFPB is seeking public feedback on the benefits and risks…
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