The IRS has released a list of the new tax scams making the rounds this year. At the top of the list to look out for is the Telephone Scam: The Sequel. Like a really bad movie sequel the scammers have come up with an unwelcome update on the Telephone Scam. In a nutshell: Scammers steal data... Continue Reading →
In September of 2017 Equifax announced a cyber security incident had occurred. It impacted nearly 145.5 million US consumers. Equifax gave consumers until January 31, 2018 to sign up for their TrustedID Premier credit monitoring service; and/or to freeze your credit report with them. That deadline is tomorrow. To start the process go to: http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com Click on... Continue Reading →
The other day one of my relatives shared with me a strange phone call they received. As they picked up the phone they coughed and sneezed. From the other end of the line came, "how are you feeling?" "Fine," they sniffled and grabbed a tissue to wipe their nose. "Who is this?" "Your eldest grandson."... Continue Reading →
July 27th of this year marks my parents 50th wedding anniversary. That means there are 6 months 7 days to plan and execute a celebration worthy of them and this milestone. I’ve read that planning a 50th anniversary is like planning a wedding; minus the wedding outfits. My mom actually has her dress and the... Continue Reading →
"Politicians have to live in the future, because they know they have done nothing but evil in the past." ─Gilbert Keith Chesterton Illustrated London News, June 10, 1933.
John Oliver on October 15, 2017 did a show about the Equifax credit breach that has impacted 145 million people. Keep in mind that John Oliver uses language, examples, and jokes not safe for work or young children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjgRKW_Jmk If you were one of the 145 million impacted there are some things to do*: Add... Continue Reading →
On July 29, 2017 Equifax discovered that attackers exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access from mid-May through July 2017 to certain data files. On September 7, 2017 they announced to the public that a cyber security incident impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers occurred. According to their statement the incident also impacted... Continue Reading →
Lately I have been getting an increased number of IRS Phone Scams. As I mentioned in previous posts the IRS first sends out a letter if there is an issue with your taxes. You can contact the IRS directly to determine if there is an issue with your taxes. Here is the video from the IRS that... Continue Reading →