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Beware Child Tax Credit Scams

Scam Alert: Beware Child Tax Credit Scams

The Child Tax Credit, a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that took effect July 15, is already drawing the attention of scammers. The newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) provides monthly payments of up to $300 per child for approximately 40 million households across the country. Payments are issued via direct…

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Tech Support and Fake Amazon/PayPal Charge Scams on the Rise

Scenario #1 You’re on your computer scrolling mindlessly through your Facebook feed when an alarming pop-up warning appears on your screen: Your computer has a major security issue that needs to be addressed immediately! Lucky for you, the warning also includes a phone number for a computer security company to contact for help. Once you…

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Counterfeit Check Scams Target Work from Home Job Seekers

Counterfeit Check Scams Target Work-from-home Job Seekers

The holiday season has started, and with it comes a variety of expenses. To cover the cost of gifts, dinners, and more, you may find yourself seeking an additional job. The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus has made work-from-home positions more common (and more appealing), but before you accept a side-gig, beware! If you aren’t…

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