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Beware Tax Filing Scams

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It’s important to learn how to recognize the signs of a fraudulent tax preparer so you don’t fall victim to a tax filing scam.

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4 Scams to Watch Out for this Black Friday

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Black Friday has traditionally been the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season but it’s also been a day that kicks off the season of shopping scams. Here are four scams to watch out for this Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season.

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All You Need to Know About Multifactor Authentication

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Multifactor authentication (MFA) provides an extra layer of protection for your accounts and sensitive data. Here’s all you need to know about MFA, how it works and why it’s an important step in protecting your information.

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Beware Back to School Scams

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Whether you’re a college student prepping for the fall semester, a high school student getting ready for a new school year or the parent of a student of any age, beware these trending back-to-school scams!

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Have A Scam-Free Summer!

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Hello, summer! It’s the season of flip-flops and ice pops, of sun-drenched afternoons and lazy days at the beach. And, unfortunately, summertime is also prime time for scammers.

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Scam Alert: Beware Child Tax Credit Scams

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The Child Tax Credit, a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that takes effect in July, is already drawing the attention of scammers. The newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) will provide monthly payments of up to $300 per child for approximately 40 million households across the country. Payments will be issued via direct deposit, paper check, or debit cards, providing a plethora of opportunities for scammers to get in on the action.

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Beware the USPS Smishing Text Scam

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Your phone pings with an incoming text. You swipe it open to find a message from the USPS. They’re texting to let you know that the scheduled delivery time for your package has been changed. Unfortunately, though, the message is not from the USPS and you’ve just been targeted by a scam. Here’s what you need to know about the USPS smishing text scam.

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Lawn-Care Scams Sprout up in Spring

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Spring is here, and lawn-care scams are sprouting like mushrooms after rain. And unlike that brown spot in the grass, they’re not easy to see. Here’s what’s important to know about these scams and how to stay safe.

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Beware Stimulus and Tax Scams

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It’s stimulus season and tax season at the same time, and scammers couldn’t be happier. The IRS is warning of a surge in scams as the tax agency continues processing tax returns and distributing stimulus payments to eligible adults. Here’s all you need to know about the latest round of scams.

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Auto Warranty Scams

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Another phone call, another scam. It’s not just you, those robocalls just won’t stop! More than just an annoyance, scam calls cost 56 million Americans a financial loss in 2020. One of the most common scams over the phone is the auto warranty scam. Here’s all you need to know about it.

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