Month: April 2017

Watch Out! These 10 Phone Call Scams Could Steal Your Money

Can you hear me?’Pause before speaking if a caller starts by asking, ‘Can you hear me?’ Scammers are looking for a specific answer, says Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of Identity Theft Resource Center. ‘By getting you to answer ‘yes’ to that one question at the very beginning of the call—as opposed to somewhere in the middle of the conversation, where dubbing would be more obvious

Why Tax Collection Scams Are Getting Harder To Stop

Leave it to our friends in Washington to take a bad situation and make it worse. I’ve written about tax-related crime for years, and have always offered this fail-safe rule to avoid tax scams: If you ever receive a call from the IRS about back taxes or any other money you supposedly owe the government, hang up because it’s a scam.