Tag Archive: scam

Feb 07 2012

Prime season for tax scams

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General With the arrival of February, many Texas taxpayers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcoming tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particularly active time …

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Jan 19 2012


By Jason Alderman Getting paid to go shopping may sound like a dream job, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. In fact, the National Consumers League (NCL) says complaints regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes were up nearly 9 percent during the past six …

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Dec 21 2011

Hay scam

A Mineola man was arrested Friday by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand on 2 counts of hay theft after he allegedly conducted an online hay scam. Special Rangers Hand, Max Hartmann and Doug Hutchison investigated the case. According to Hand, Steven Clues, 39, began advertising in late summer on …

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Nov 09 2011

When natural disasters strike

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General Over the years, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires – which were particularly devastating this year – have wreaked havoc on communities across Texas. In the wake of a natural disaster, the victims’ needs are great and their experiences are compelling. Equally moving is the way Texas …

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Oct 26 2011

Fall tax tips from the IRS

Fall is the time of year that brings cooler weather and the chance to get outside, clean up the lawn or organize the garage or attic-and maybe even clean out the filing cabinet. With the start of income tax filing season only a few months away, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that fall is …

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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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Oct 19 2011

Scam warning

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) warns Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits recipients to be aware of unscrupulous business operators who may try to obtain their personally identifiable information such as date of birth, debit card numbers, Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) or social security numbers. Recipients should only give personal information when filing for benefits online at …

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May 31 2011

Seniors vulnerable to Internet scams

By Jason Alderman We’re forever warning teenagers to be careful online – don’t reveal personal information to strangers, avoid scams, report bullying behavior. The same advice may be appropriate for grandma and grandpa as well. Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of new Internet users, as they’ve discovered email, online shopping and banking, social networking, traveling …

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