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Looking for a Valentine’s Day Gift? Shop Early and Safely!
By: Oana Schneider

Looking for a Valentine’s Day Gift? Shop Early and Safely!

Counting down the days to Valentine's Day? Your favorite BBB® has a few tips and tricks to help you navigate through a wide array of florists, chocolatiers and gift shops. And if you need help find...

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What To Do If Your Online Love Interest Asks You For Money
By: Oana Schneider

What To Do If Your Online Love Interest Asks You For Money

If you are looking to start a new relationship, your BBB® would like to point out the fact that you can never be too careful when it comes to your heart and your money. With Valentine’s Day around ...

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No, The US Secretary of State Is Not Emailing You!
By: Oana Schneider

No, The US Secretary of State Is Not Emailing You!

Your BBB® has seen many twists of this scam over the year, but this new version has some interesting features. Many scammers pretend to represent the Social Security Administration, the FTC, the IR...

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
By: Oana Schneider

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Your BBB® has learned that the FTC is raising awareness for Tax Identity Theft Week and if you want to be protected, there are a series of events planned for the upcoming days. Learn how to protect...

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Delayed Tax Refunds? The IRS Says That Might Be the Case In 2018
By: Oana Schneider
FYINews

Delayed Tax Refunds? The IRS Says That Might Be the Case In 2018

Last year, many consumers received their tax refunds later than expected, so this year your favorite BBB® set out to find out ahead of time if we should expect delays or not. According to the IRS, ...

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Answering Western Union Questions
By: Oana Schneider
FAQFYI

Answering Western Union Questions

Your BBB® has learned of questions about the details surrounding this payout, and we are here to help by providing some answers. Did you fall victim to a scammer between January 1, 2004 and Janu...

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Tax Forms You May Want To Download In January
By: Oana Schneider

Tax Forms You May Want To Download In January

Good news from the IRS: new forms are available online and you may want to keep reading! Your BBB® knows that most of you are probably looking for the W-2 form for employees or the 1099 form for th...

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10 Things You Need to Check Before Choosing a Tax Preparer
By: Oana Schneider
FYI

10 Things You Need to Check Before Choosing a Tax Preparer

Your favorite BBB would like to remind everyone that taxpayers are the ones responsible for all the information provided on their income tax return, regardless of who the tax preparer is. This mean...

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