Beware of fake charities scams in wake of Hurricane Florence

When disaster strikes, many people feel moved to help their fellow citizens – either by physically pitching in to help with cleanup or by donating to various charities that can help distribute needed resources. Unfortunately, there are opportunists who see these circumstances as fertile ground for making a quick buck by exploiting peoples’ goodwill and […]

Phishing scams are everywhere so be sure to know the signs

Whether it’s an email, a phone call or a solicitation through social media, scams abound and it’s up to all of us to be aware. While they take different forms using various platforms, most scams have a few things in common that can serve as tell-tale signs the communications are not legitimate. Some of the […]

Beware of emerging phone scam involving claims concerning certified mail

After reports in recent years of a series of scams targeting taxpayers, con artists have upped their game in a way to make their scams appear more legitimate. The IRS reported this month that there is a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters claim that the IRS had […]