Friday, February 19, 2016

Beware of Junk Email

We check the junk mail once in a while. Usually most of it is silly. Sometimes it is toxic.

So what was in the junk mail?

          "Social Security Card Replacement Service"

Would you send your name and Social Security number to total strangers who are going to "help you?"

The only safe place to get a replacement Social Security card is the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It Just Gets Worse - IRS Scams

The federal government and the media are reporting a continuing flurry of fake IRS collection calls.

The IRS will not contact you via the telephone. The IRS always makes first contact by the U.S. mail, and only calls you when you request a call.

And the IRS does not receive funds by Western Union or Moneygram.