Hemu’s Bottom Line: Though email scams are the main concern, we need to remember that classic phone scams are still happening
Phone scams are still occurring, and the public needs to be aware of who they are receiving calls from. Most recently, people will receive missed calls, from places such as the Dominican Republic or Jamaica, and the phone only rings once, causing recipients to call back. They are automatically charged around $20, and additional charges rack up each minute they are on the line. “Cramming” is used to define this practice of using wireless accounts to illegally charge callers. Watch out for the one ring scam, and avoid calls with unfamiliar numbers and foreign area codes.
HEMU’S BOTTOM LINE: The U.S. Film And Entertainment Industries Could Come Under Cyber Attack
A new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye warns that the U.S. film and entertainment industries could come under cyberattack from Chinese hackers intent on undermining companies’ content, technology and internal communications. See what Hemu has to say on the matter.
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HEMU’S BOTTOM LINE: We All Want Our IRS Tax Refunds Quickly, But Watch Out For The Slew Of Scams That Prey On You During IRS Season
With tax season here, be aware of the scams that come along with it. Treat phone calls, emails, and advice from friends with caution. You may receive a phone call or email saying they, or someone in their family, is in trouble with the IRS, followed by a request to send money. It’s easy to fall into the trap if you do not understand how the IRS works, so be sure to keep a wary eye and ear concerning suspicious threats and accusations from the IRS.
Read these articles to learn about the reported scams in Oregon involving warrants for arrest and Georgia where people have received ‘urgent calls’ after having filed their taxes.
In terms of the articles under the bottom line — are there articles written by major news outlets versus small or local outlets that we can use?