Tax Scams 2018

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 →

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IRS Phone Scam

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 →

Electoral Voted Presidents

Here is a Ted-Ed talk on how the Electoral College works: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468 Question: How many presidents were elected without winning the popular vote?  And which ones were they? Answer: Five presidents took office without winning the popular vote. In other words they won the electoral college vote; not the popular vote. They were: John Quincy Adams... Continue Reading →

FDA Product Investigation: WEN

The FDA has released a statement about their investigation into WEN By Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners.  The FTC has received 127 reports from consumers in regards to the products.  It is the "largest number of report ever associated with any cosmetic hair cleansing product including cleansing conditioners."  They are also investigating more than "21,000 complaints"... Continue Reading →

Business Opportunities

There are busines opportunities around every corner.  The legitimate ones follow: The FTC Business Opportunity Rules: Provide 7 days in advance of signing contracts, making payments, etc. a Business Opportunity Disclosure Document. If any claims about how much money a person could earn; or examples of how much money others have earned are made; or... Continue Reading →

DMCA Comment Period

The United States Copyright office is doing a public study to evaluate the safe harbor provisions in section 512 of title 17, United States Code.  Title 17 is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that was passed in 1998.  Section 512 is the section that allows copyright owners and online entities to address infringement.  Service providers are... Continue Reading →

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