When it comes to taxes here are ten ways to tell you are procrastinating: Even though you don't like to, or normally don't, fold socks; you dump out that large box of socks and fold them. Even though it is snowing outside; you find some yard work that just can't wait to get done. You... Continue Reading →
Typically the advice given to increase the social interaction/engagement on blogs can be boiled down to: Post frequently with quality posts. Be consistent with your posting frequency. Make sure to edit posts for any glaring spelling, punctuation, grammar issues. Go through past posts to see what posts had the most interaction; post similar posts. Like... 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 →
Sometime ago a wax museum went out of business and auctioned off their presidential wax statues. John Oliver did an episode about the statues, the other celebrities that purchased a statue; and the five statues he bought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cBV8KFFasY After John Olivier had a few choice words to say about the wax president that Stephen Colbert... 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 →
Once again one the Powerball jackpot prize is over $400 million. I've noticed that with the higher jackpots two things seem to happen: More advertisements on TV and radio. More scams and people trying to sell their "lottery winning systems." Here are a few tips to avoid the scams: In order to win a lottery... Continue Reading →
In the past few days I have received an increase in these Microsoft Scam phone calls. Again the best thing to do is not answer the phone. The second best is to just hang up on them.
With the release of Windows 10 there has been an increase in Windows Scams. There is a new email scam going around to and the Microsoft Call Center scam calls have increased. I have noticed that since the release I have gotten two phone calls from the “Microsoft Call Center” in a short time. Also in the news recently there was an alert about a bogus email claiming that Microsoft was upgrading users to Windows 10 via email. Anyone who does click on the link in the email can find their computers taken over by the scammers and will be forced to pay a ransom to get it released back to them.
On August 16, 2015 I got another one of those Microsoft Call Center Scam phone calls. It came in at 9:14 P.M. my time, which puts it 14 minutes outside the allowed call time mandated by the FTC. The…
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