Tag Archive: scam

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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Mar 31 2011

AG warns of phoner toner scams

Texas businesses should be alert that an old office supply scam – the “phoner toner” scam – has resurfaced in recent weeks. Several Texas Attorney General’s Office employees have reported that they received unsolicited telephone calls at work from office supply scam artists. The “phoner toner” scam usually involves several phone calls. In the first …

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Mar 17 2011

Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the U.S., the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before making any charitable contributions. By doing a little research, well-meaning Texans can ensure their dollars actually help the …

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Jan 05 2011

Credit fix and debt elimination scams

A new year often brings new resolutions, and Texans with mounting consumer debt prescription pills online or bad credit ratings may be tempted by services that promise quick fixes to a bad credit problem. Unfortunately, there are no easy ways to remedy low credit scores. If a credit repair or debt relief offer sounds too …

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