Don’t Get Scammed By ‘the IRS’ [VIDEO]

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Don’t let scammers posing as the IRS take you to the cleaners. (Photo by Alon, Flickr)

A few weeks ago, I received a voice mail message that I needed to contact the IRS immediately or else I was going to be arrested. Since I file my own taxes, my first reaction was, “Oh no! What did I do wrong?” But then I remembered reading Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Allie and Bea, where a senior citizen is scammed by someone claiming to be the IRS and I thought, “I’d better investigate!” Read more of this post

Protect Yourself from Phone Bill Cramming

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Both landline and mobile phone users may be the victim of cramming. (Photo by Graeme Paterson, Flickr)

Have you ever received your phone bill and thought, “Whoa! Why is this so high?” If you know that you didn’t call distant relatives in the home country or spend hours on the line with the Hollywood Psychics, you may likely be the victim of cramming. But what does that mean and what do you do about it? Here’s everything you need to know. Read more of this post