How to avoid “easy money” scams

Fraudsters have been using “easy money” scams for years. However, methods have been adapted to exploit advances in technology, which has helped with tricking victims into new cons. For instance, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against Digital Altitude LLC and other defendants in February. The agency alleged that the company’s operations misrepresented […]

Identity Protection PIN Program will soon be available to taxpayers nationwide

In January, the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program will be expanded to all taxpayers who can properly verify their identity. An identity pretention PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent their Social Security number from being used to file fraudulent federal income tax returns. This number helps the IRS […]

Steer Clear of Money-Making Scams While You’re Stuck at Home

Scammers are targeting people looking to make money while stuck at home. While there are plenty of legitimate opportunities to earn extra cash, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says to steer clear from the following money-making scams: At-Home Medical Billing Businesses. Many medical billing business opportunities are worthless. Their promoters don’t tell the truth about […]