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Beware Tax Filing Scams

Beware Tax Filing Scams

January 21, 2022 - This tax preparer is promising me double the refund I got last year, and his fee is half as much as last year. Sounds like a great deal! Well, it might be?but it also might be a scammer trying to steal your money, your refund, and your identity. In this week's floridacentral blog, we'll teach you how to spot tax preparer scams, and what to do if you fall for one!

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5 Steps to Take After a Data Breach

5 Steps to Take After a Data Breach

October 15, 2021 - If you tend to skim over news of yet another data breach, stop! If one affects you, it could cause havoc. If one of your accounts is affected by a breach, here's 5 things you can do to protect your money, credit rating, and identity.

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Secret Sister: An Illegal Pyramid Scheme

Secret Sister: An Illegal Pyramid Scheme

December 4, 2020 - One good way to stay off the naughty list this year is to avoid "Secret Sister" gift exchange scams! These pyramid schemes promise that participants will receive dozens of gifts for just sending one to a "Secret Sister." Of course it's a scam, and it's still illegal to participate. We've got the info you need to stay safe!

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Beware the Pending Package Scam

Beware the Pending Package Scam

November 20, 2020 - Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information - and their money. Here's all you need to know about the pending package text scam.

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Student Loan Scams

Student Loan Scams

July 17, 2020 - Student loan scams are on the rise. Scammers know you hate owing tens of thousands of dollars, so they're quick to offer you an easy - but completely bogus - way to free yourself from that debt. Or, they might falsely claim you owe the feds taxes on your debt. If you're already stressed about your student loans, that makes you an easy target.

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