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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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Jun 26 2015

BBB Warns Area Residents About Corrupt Roofing Companies

Area home owners are being warned about a roofing company which has reportedly been cheating property owners out of thousands of dollars this summer. BBB has been receiving calls from Van Zandt County residents regarding disreputable roofing companies who are targeting the Van area following the recent tornado and heavy rains. Often times, dishonest contractors …

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Jun 24 2015

Windows 10 Update Will Make Users Prime Targets for Scam Artists

In just over a month, Windows 10 will be released as a free download via Windows Update. This will be prime opportunity for scam artists to trick users into believing something is wrong with their computer. BBB advises consumers to be on the lookout for sales pitches from bogus tech support employees whose goal is …

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Nov 12 2013

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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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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Jun 08 2013

Lone Star State: Healthcare fraud – Houston physicians sentenced again, must pay more than $37 million in restitution

Drs. Arun and Kiran Sharma, two Houston physicians previously sentenced for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and more than a dozen private insurers, have appeared in federal court for a resentencing hearing on restitution and forfeiture issues, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced. The Sharmas, both 58, are a married couple who operated medical clinics in Baytown …

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