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Jul 23 2015

IRS SCAMMERS: Five Ways to Know if There’s an IRS Imposter on the Phone

DALLAS — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due. Bottom line—they try to trick you into sharing private information. These con …

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Jul 06 2015

Tips: Buying a Used Car

By Mechele Agbayani Mills Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily calls from consumers who question a recent purchase they made or are confused by the used car industry as a whole. What sorts of problems do you look for, …

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Nov 11 2013

Preventing burglaries: Choosing the right home alarm system

Although I take a certain amount of comfort from statistics that show major declines in most types of crime throughout the U.S., I also know that burglaries have increased in areas surrounding my neighborhood over the last few years. I was finally prompted to take action was when my family returned home after being away …

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Sep 21 2013

Grandparent scam steals from senior Texans

Many scams are designed to prey on the elderly, one of which is the family emergency scam – often known as the grandparent scam. Although variations of this scam have been around for a long time, it has become more sophisticated with the proliferation of information online. To add credibility to their calls and emails, …

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May 28 2012

Longview PD assists in $20M conspiracy investigation

By Jimmy Isaac   Longview Police Departmant’s Cybercrimes Unit played a key role in the investigation that led to lengthy prison sentence for at least three North Texas men convicted in a more than $20 million conspiracy. Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater called the case “a massive, complicated, multi-year scheme to defraud a …

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Oct 26 2011

Beware of fake check scams

By Jason Alderman The other day I got one of those annoying emails from a supposed Nigerian prince promising rich rewards for helping to move money out of his country. It’s hard to believe those kinds of scams are still thriving, but they are. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer …

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