Don't Fall for Tax Time Scams
Scams occur all year round but some types of scams peak during tax season. The IRS publishes a list of the worst of the tax scams each year called the "Dirty Dozen." Many of these scams make the list year after year. This report highlights the several of the scams.
Identity Thieves May Have Stolen Tax Info through FAFSA Tool
A rite of going to college is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Anyone who has filled out the FAFSA knows how complicated it is. To help make it easier to fill out the form, the U.S. Department of Education created a Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) which could be used to retrieve the required tax information directly from the IRS.
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The Dangers of Randomly Clicking Links (and Using 'Free' Services)
Randomly clicking links on the internet can get you in big trouble!
How? Ever heard of ransomware? Malware? Or of course the good old spyware and viruses?
From the Archives
Tips for Spotting Fake News
Fake news. There's been a lot of discussion about it recently. While bogus stories and advertising cloaked as stories have been around for a long time, the Internet and now social media have helped to spread them quickly to more people. Being skeptical about the news or any information is a good idea no matter the source.
- 101 Ad-Proof Tips!
- Gotcha! Invisible Advertising Targets You (Some More)
- Beware of Two Popular Ways to Finance a Home with Poor Credit
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
Public Citizen serves as the people's voice in the nation's capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.