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  • Los preparadores de impuestos “fantasma” continúan victimizando a los contribuyentes

    SACRAMENTO, California – Hay un problema que sigue obsesionando a los responsables de vigilar el cumplimiento de las leyes federales y estatales cada temporada fiscal: los asesores fiscales fantasma. Se trata de personas cobijadas detrás de la fachada de un despacho contable que reciben a infinidad de contribuyentes y...
  • “Ghost” tax preparers continue to victimize taxpayers

    SACRAMENTO, California – There is a problem that continues to obsess those responsible for monitoring compliance with federal and state laws every fiscal season: ghost tax advisors. These are people sheltered behind the facade of an accounting office that receive countless taxpayers and disappear just after the deadline for...
  • KNOW THE SIGNS OF AN IMPOSTOR SCAM WITH HELP FROM YOUR BBB

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau   Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from a government agency? Or perhaps you’ve received a suspicious looking email from a household brand name? Impostor scams occur every day, so it’s important to know what’s real and what’s...
  • CONOZCA LOS SIGNOS DE UNA ESTAFA IMPOSTOR CON LA AYUDA DE SU BBB

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau   ¿Ha recibido una llamada de alguien que dice ser de una agencia gubernamental? ¿O quizás recibiste un correo electrónico sospechoso de un nombre de marca familiar? Estafas impostor ocurren todos los días, por lo que es importante saber lo que es...
  • BBB’s 2018 Scam Tracker Risk Report names Employment Scams the Riskiest Type of Fraud

    Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau’s 2018 Scam Tracker Risk Report named Employment Scams as the riskiest form of consumer fraud, according to a new report. The study, Tech-Savvy Scammers Work to Con More Victims: 2018 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report, recorded more than 50,000 scam reports to...
  • Beware of Scams When Purchasing a Puppy Online

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Did you celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23? The adorable pictures all over social media almost convinced me to adopt a furry friend of my own – but I decided that I didn’t want to risk upsetting my cat. Although puppies...
  • Online Purchase Scams are the Riskiest Type of Fraud

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Online purchase scams are now the riskiest form of consumer fraud, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In 2017, consumers reported more than 47,000 scams to BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker). BBB analyzed this information using its unique...
  • Seasonal Job Seekers may be Targeted by Scammers

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Are you looking for seasonal work over the upcoming holidays? The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that retailers will hire between 500,000 and 550,000 temporary workers over the 2017 winter holiday season. The holidays can be expensive – gifts, travel, and events...
  • Pet Scams Use Phony Ads, Websites to Victimize Thousands of U.S. Consumers

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau A West African-based scheme to sell non-existent puppies and other pets to unsuspecting U.S. consumers may be significantly more organized and widespread than generally believed, according to a just-released report by Better Business Bureau (BBB). BBB warns that the scams are so...

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