Tag Archives: scams

6 things ID thieves want from your mailbox

Sally Herigstad
6 things ID thieves want from your mailbox

I can’t believe anyone these days would still have an unlocked mailbox. A quick drive down the street near my house, however, shows plenty of old-fashioned mailboxes that anyone could help themselves to, anytime. I used to worry about thieves…
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How to avoid Fyres that can burn you

Erica Sandberg

The flames of April’s Fyre Festival have begun to die down, but the reputation of the failed fest’s co-founder was singed years before by an elite card that wasn’t what it seemed. Though some stories in 2014 about Billy McFarland’s…
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Don’t wait to talk to aging parents about money

Kelly Dilworth

When should you start talking with your aging parents about their money? According to new research in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, you may want to have that talk sooner that you might have expected. The study tracked…
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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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Talking about fraud can help prevent it

Kelly Dilworth

The next time you get a suspicious call or text message, don’t keep it to yourself. Broadcast it to your family members and friends, says the Federal Trade Commission. Your loved ones may be able to help you determine whether…
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