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BBB Trends: Older people are often targets of scams; here are most common, and how not to be a victim

According to the FBI, if you are age 60 or older, you are a likely target for scammers who sell fraudulent products and services by phone. Scammers know that senior citizens were raised to be polite and trusting, and often find it difficult to just say “no” or hang up the phone. Combined with the knowledge that senior citizens may have savings, own their own home and have excellent credit, these...

BBB Trends: Some timely tax time tips to secure your return from scammers this season

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” – Ben Franklin, in a letter to Jean Baptiste Leroy in 1789 People who haven’t yet filed their tax returns should be on the lookout – tax scams continue to rank high in BBB’s Scam Tracker data and on the IRS’s Dirty Dozen list. Mistakes on a tax form can be costly, and cutting...