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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Blow the Whistle on IRS Scam Callers

Posted: 7/10/2017

Blow the Whistle on IRS Scam Callers

Dealing with taxes can be a taxing experience. Just hearing the words “Internal Revenue Service” can cause anxiety and fear. For some that fear becomes real when dealing with IRS scammers. Imagine getting a call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, saying you owe the IRS and if you don’t pay immediately you will be arrested or face some other punishment....Read more

Tags: IRS, scams

Warning Signs of Tax-Related I.D. Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Posted: 3/17/2016

Warning Signs of Tax-Related I.D. Theft and How to Protect Yourself

For most people, dealing with the Internal Revenue Service is an unwelcome undertaking. But if you are a victim of tax-related I.D. theft, the IRS is the first place you want to contact to obtain assistance. The issue has been important enough to warrant the collaboration between the IRS, the states, and tax industry professionals, who have launched safeguards to combat the problem. To aid the public, Business Consumer Alliance offers helpful information on how to recognize tax-related I.D. thef...Read more

Tags: IRS, identity theft, social security number

7 Warning Signs to Identify Phony IRS Collector Calls

Posted: 4/2/2015

7 Warning Signs to Identify Phony IRS Collector Calls

Tax season is prime time for scammers trying to rip off unsuspecting taxpayers. These fraudsters have become bolder in their attempts to con individuals out of their money and personal information. Recently, Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) has received complaints of schemers making aggressive calls posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials, asserting money is owed to the IRS and demanding immediate payment. The callers use scare tactics—threatening legal action—and, in some cases, impr...Read more

Tags: IRS, scams, consumer tips